The Best Camera for Hunting needs to be much tougher than the average camera. It needs to hold up to the lifestyle of avid outdoorsmen and women, which means it is going to have to hold up to additional elements that the average person doesn’t even know exist.
The Best Camera for Hunting:
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The Olympus Stylus Tough series of camera earns the top spot as the best camera for hunting for more reasons than just being tough, as the name implies. When hunting, a camera is going to have to hold up to the elements if you expect it work when it is really needed. The Olympus Stylus Tough is water, shock, dust, and freeze proof, all qualities that a hunting camera should have.
Size: The Olympus Stylus Tough series is the perfect size if you are looking for the best camera for hunting, or any other adventure sport. One thing to remember is that hunting and fishing are often done when you are by yourself. The Stylus Tough is the perfect size for standing it up on a rock or other uneven surface and using the automatic timer function. That is how I got the photo above of the Mule Deer as well the fishing picture on the right. That’s right, not only is this the best camera for hunting, it is also the best camera for fishing as well.
Waterproof: That’s right, but not only is the Olympus Stylus Tough waterproof, but it is rated to be submerged to 33 feet for the 8010 model and 16 feet for the 6020 model. That means you can take photos and HD video while swimming, snorkeling, or even scuba diving. I went through many cameras while fishing before I finally broke down and bought my first waterproof Olympus.
HD Video: The Olympus Tough series also takes amazingly clear video in 720p HD. I use it all the time to video animals at long distances through my spotting scope. I have even used when calling in elk to close distances and the image and sound are definitely up to par. Of course it is not going to be video like a high dollar video camera and tripod, but it surely holds its own. I have not used it with a tripod yet, but I am sure it would help. There is a convenient one push button on the camera that lets you record video without going through the menu. That way you can be videoing instantly when the moment counts and still images just wont do.
Bottom Line: This camera has definitely amazed me and takes the cake for the best camera for hunting, hands down. I will never buy another camera that is not waterproof, and until I think something better has come along ( I will let you know here) I will need no other waterproof digital camera. I spend as much time outdoors as I can and the Olympus Stylus has surpassed all expectations and is incredibly easy to use and understand. I am confident that almost anybody who buys this camera will agree.
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Here is a video showing the Olympus Stylus Tough being put to some tests at a trade show.