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Trophy Photos- what camera do you use?
What camera do you use for your ‘trophy photos’?
How much do you spend on a camera, accessories and editing software?
G7x, coolpix 500, dslr, and cphone.. and a little editing
anything Cannon... the camera is so fine it can make an amateur look like a pro, imo.
Just upgraded my Sony RX10 III, for the RX10 IV. Of course it's not just for trophy photos. It's the camera I always have with me when hunting, or anytime. It's about the size of a DSLR, but without interchangeable lenses, and with 24 - 600 (35 mm equivalent) lens. It also has a larger sensor than other point and shoot cameras. It's a full size camera but without the need to carry extra lenses. For the size, weight, reach, features, and picture quality, it's the most capable camera available, but a bit pricey.
Panasonic Lumix FZ series- I've had a few of them. They're not a DSLR, but they are also smaller and lighter. Just enough to carry in the backcountry and still get really great pics, zoom, and tons of features. It's a great bridge camera.
Olympus OM-D E-M5 (mirror-less DSLR) with a 14-150 lens, and a cheap tripod. As far as editing software....Adobe Photoshop Elements, cost is under $100.00. If all you need to do is crop, resize, rotate, add text, etc....then most PC's and tablets come with some type of free software for that, like Microsoft Paint.
Samsung galaxy S8...or whatever phone I happen to be carrying
I use my Android (I'm packing as little as possible). Gaia Premium is loaded on it as well, so it does "double duty".
My Wife has the Samsung Galaxy S8...holy smokes, the colors pop on that thing! Upgrading to that phone is on my bucket list, it's the best camera phone I've ever seen.
Any simple point and shoot. Mine is a Canon Powershot (older model). Usually use the self-timer (my hunting partners can't take a decent photo if their life depended on it).
I generally run my iPhone but sometimes run a cannon sureshot
Anything with a wide angle lens. I place the camera at the nose of the animal and stand 10 foot behind. ;)
This is my favorite pic to date. Sorry for the gun. This is my HUGE Texas buck. ;)
Sony A77 with a bunch of lenses and accessories
Canon T3i dslr
Panasonic LUMIX FZ35 point and shoot
Canon T4i. I can mount it on my tripod and use a remote shutter release. Great for solo use.
Nikon D7200. Too much! Said 160andup. I agree 100%. I am also a Nikon man and have around $4k invested in cameras and lenses. It is the lenses that cost you. For "grip and grin" pictures, I use a Nikon DX 18-55. For wildlife shots, I have a couple zooms from 200 on out to 300. I had a 500 for wildlife and football but just could not justify what I cost and sold it. I also have a an XP, pocket-size, point and shoot I use for fish "hero" shots and it does a suitable job. It is water proof and shock proof so, I don't mind it getting knocked around in the boat. In taking hero shots, it is 90% setting and positioning and 10% camera and lens.
Cannon power shot pocket size in cargo pocket readily available.
Usually my iPhone in the field. Then my Canon when back at camp or truck.
Recently picked up a Sony a6000. Looking forward to some better shots. Phone cameras are pretty convenient and getting pretty good as well.
I have a Canon G3X for a good middle of the pack camera. Canon 7D Mark 3 for when weight isn’t an issue in camp, and the iPhone X when backpacking.
Sony NEX6 and a tripod, usually use a remote for the selfies.
For around the truck and packing in nice conditions I have a Canon SX60. Unfortunately it isn't waterproof. It has giant 65x zoom lens. It takes fantastic HD video that is great for taking home to view scouting video on a big screen television. For backpacking I have a Panasonic FZ waterproof pocket camera that I've used and abused for many years. It's super durable and takes respectable pics and 1080 video....not bad for a small camera. I also bring along my IPhone plus remote control shutter for selfies.