Camera Advice Needed

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by diplomat, Mar 18, 2013.

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  1. diplomat

    diplomat War Hero Book Reviewer

    In the market for a reasonably serious camera with GPS capability inbuilt. Also needs to work on normal batteries as recharging may not be possible where I will be working.

    Needs decent optics with at least 12x zoom.

    Smaller , lighter and simpler to use the better.

    Anyone out there who really knows about cameras ? From the users side not the lens side!!
  2. I have recently purchased a Nikon P510 which meets all your criteria with exception of the normal batteries, That said you can buy spare batteries for next to nothing (Similar price of a packet of Duracel Batteries) You could use a Power Monkey or similar to charge it? or an Incar charger if you have vehicles?
  3. diplomat

    diplomat War Hero Book Reviewer

    Many tx. Does t have the GPS tagging capability?
  4. C'mon, I know that cameras are sometimes called "SLR"s, but asking this question in the weapons section is pushing it a bit far ;-)
  5. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

  6. Nikon Coolpix S9300. I have one, reasonably priced, 18x zoom, 1080 HD movie, GPS. Simple to usebut rechargeable battery. Like JerryCan says, buy a spare battery and buy a power monkey or similar (I have a Free Loader). Cameras using regular batteries are getting harder to find because they eat the things!
  7. Some DSLRs have a battery grip with a cassette that takes AA cells, don't know of any bridge cameras that do so.
  8. diplomat

    diplomat War Hero Book Reviewer

    Many thanks to you all so far.