View Full Version : Looking for a good fishing Camera

23-12-2009, 18:12
Hi, I need help on what to buy for a fishing camera ( Self take important).

Here are my options any advice greatfully received.

I currently have a sony DSC-1 but it it not great at self take.

I also have some Good Quality Nikkor lenses on my old film camera (F80), I was thinking of buying a D100 2nd hand and using the lenses. Self take would probably have to be bulb release.

Option 2 is I purchase a 2nd hand camera either a Canon G6 or a Pro 1 and use a remote control self take, but I assume I would have to set at manual Auto Focus.

budget would be around 130 - 150 for anything additional

Thanks for reading

24-12-2009, 13:05
go 4 the G6:thumbs:

As above. Easy to use, flip screen with remote for self takes.

24-12-2009, 16:04
As above. Easy to use, flip screen with remote for self takes.

Thanks for the advice fellas.

Paul desn't the pro1 have a flip screen and remote?

25-12-2009, 07:04

25-12-2009, 08:03
i used to own a G6 .............nice camera does everything you need BUT these days i have up-graded to a pro1 and everything is just that bit better...........you can pick up a good example on ebay for around about 150 - 170 so not really much over your suggested budget.

02-01-2010, 16:17
canon g5?

02-01-2010, 16:32
Powershot pro1...

Same as g6 features wise but with better lense, zoom etc

02-01-2010, 18:36
I'd steer clear of the D100 option if I where you, I had one for work use for a couple of years and they aren't that great. They consistently under expose when using flash as the main light source, meaning constant fiddling with the exposure settings :mad:

If you want to continue using your nikkor lenses I'd look out for a second hand D200, much, much better camera and shouldn't be too much money now they've brought out subsequent models.