What's a good camera for golf?
Posted 11 May 2012 - 11:52 AM
IMO, the best compact camera on the market today is the Canon s100. The s95 was the previous model and has most of the features in the '100, and should be able to be had a bit cheaper (s100 is still pretty steep).
These are becoming the standard pocket camera that you'll find serious photographers packing (aside from the Leica D-LUX/Panasonic Lumix LX series).
Or just switch your phone to an iPhone 4S. The camera on that thing is truly amazing for its size.
Posted 14 May 2012 - 06:46 PM
Remember that the best camera in the world is the one you have with you.
That said, there is no comparison between a Blackberry or iPhone camera and a real camera like the S100.
The S100 has:
a very fast, high quality lens
is adjustable in just about every way (sand, dusk, dawn can all fool the 'auto brain' of a point 'n shoot)
Great self-timer options (for foursome pics).
And a tough little guy.
From last week:
Posted 15 May 2012 - 09:15 PM
I agree that the S100 is a fantastic camera. It's longest effective focal length is something like 120mm though, so it won't really be able to get the green from 150 without a lot of cropping. It does fit in a pocket very well and it might be fun to capture reactions after the shot instead of where the shot lands......
Now a pocket super zoom might be a good choice for an all around camera, with effective focal lengths in the 400-500 range for a max. Nikon s9300, Canon xs260, and panasonic zs20 are all pretty good. The canon and panasonic both have high speed movie modes up to 240 fps which would be fun for capturing swings and working on your game. The nikon can do 120, which should suffice. The panasonic has the best 1080p mode I believe. All should be in the $300 range.
Posted 18 May 2012 - 12:24 AM
Posted 25 May 2012 - 05:40 PM
Or if you are taking pictures as he mentioned he wanted.. Its twice as fast. I had both. he hero 2 blew it away.
GoPro Hero - 5 Megapixel
GoPro Hero2 - 11 Megapixel
I do agree that the original gopro is still a great little piece..
Posted 25 May 2012 - 07:18 PM
Edited by Bob57, 25 May 2012 - 07:18 PM.