Camera for Hunters and Shooters

Part of my job is taking photos. The better photos I take, the more desirable my work is to editors. Most often I use a Canon Rebel T2i with various lenses but when I’m hunting or working on a range I need a compact point an shoot camera.

One problem hunters have with cameras is water. I was on a red stag hunt in New Zealand. A place that when it rains, it really rains; “like a cow pissing on a flat rock” is what grandpa used to say. Even though I had my point and shoot camera in a pocket under rain gear – Gortex by the way – it was ruined. I needed a waterproof, compact camera.

The answer was the Canon Powershot D10.

Canon Powershot D10

This little gem is waterproof, freezeproof and shockproof. Plus it’s got all the high performance features you expect from a Canon digital camera to include 12.1 megapixels of resolution.

I’ve taken photos under water, photos that were used as two-page spreads in magazines, video for the web and even the great LUCK SHOT seen in my last post. If you are looking for a compact camera for hunting or for the range, this is a great deal for less than $ 300.

This hunt near drowned me and it killed my last point and shoot camera.

This photo taken with the Canon Powershot D10 was used as a two page spread in an NRA magazine.

Underwater photo taken with Canon Powershot D10


About gunwriter

Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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