Post by yakfishingfool on Jul 17, 2015 15:36:30 GMT -5
So I tried searching, and as probably no one here read I lost my olympus camera in a freak tidal wave roll in frigid waters. Yes I survived. No, the camera did not. So a few lessons. Of course always secure the camera to you or the boat. But even better, great insight here folks, buy 4 4gb cards for your camera. Put an empty one each and every time you take the camera. Save those old photos to two places before removing them from the card.
But the main reason for this...I need a new camera. What is you are using and what would you rather have gotten. Not going gopro. Sorry, but olympus, nikon, fuji, sony, which one do you like? and why? Scott
I gots a Pentax W60, much better than my older one.. but probably would look for something different next time and would not choose a Sony just because of that digital card they use. The W60 is to slow to focus and shoot, and when using the zoom function the photos always seem a bit blurry.
Them Fuji Xp's are looking kinda good.
Old fugger with a bad heart, who just wants to fish
Post by I Fishhead on Jul 19, 2015 15:43:26 GMT -5
Sailor the Session is no frills. Particularly in the Menu screen. I think you could master it but the screen is tiny and might not be the best choice for you. (you meaning an all thumbs, well worn sort).
Relegate your old 4s or 5s iPhones and get a waterproof case for it. I still keep my old iPhones for back up GPS and cameras/video cams. If they fall overboard or I lose them...who cares? Good resolution, google map uploads when you have wifi can save satellite images when on the water to pin point where you are. I also run iSail and ihike as redundant GPS loaded with my trip routes. I can even get GPS signals in hells bay creeks using no carriers which you all know does not work at mingo.
Love many, trust few and always paddle your own canoe.
Post by I Fishhead on Jul 20, 2015 10:56:40 GMT -5
Vivian, I'm always impressed with your frugal no nonsense equipment and rigging. That being said, I believe Sailor and even the incredibly inept yakfishingfool are looking for something a little more practical than an aged mobile phone to capture their adventures.
I knew Constance Mier. Constance Mier was a friend of mine. Vivian, you're no Constance Mier.
Last Edit: Jul 20, 2015 10:56:58 GMT -5 by I Fishhead
No different than my old Pentax optio or newer LUMIX point and shoot. At least I can adjust the settings on my iPhone screen and have had no issues reading my GPS on satellite view. BTW, it is really cool that it can track me on a sat image without a carrier contract no matter where I am in the backcountry. Once I get to a wifi signal it downloads all photos to photostream.
Post by I Fishhead on Jul 22, 2015 13:01:49 GMT -5
Vivian... that's actually good stuff and I only meant that a real camera is preferable to a mobile phone. Now ... tell me how to get a Doppler radar app that works on GPS signal only without internet or wi fi connectivity. I too use GPS on my phone at Flamingo(it's easy with an Android) but I'd love to get radar that way as well. Figure that one out for me and you get a cookie.