With absolutely everything conspiring against me and my fishing I am now suffering with full blown cabin fever. I have had to prevent myself from commenting on post on Facebook with risk of upsetting everyone I encounter. I'm now sat at home with wind whistling all around, trees crashing and flood waters rising. My intended assault on the flounder well and truly on hold, my mind has turned to my fishing accessories.
In the end there was one that came out on top and seem to cover all the bases I need, not only that it looks pretty sexy to. The Samsung NX300 is Samsung's flag ship compact system camera boasting 20.3 megapixels APS-C sensor, good clean ISO up to about 3200 with the option to go as high as 25600. It also boast up to 8 frames per second as well as plenty of hand features such as WiFi, NFC or even using your smart phone as a remote viewer.
Initial test seem good. It's fast and responsive feels well made and fits nice in the hand. It's going to take time getting use to no view finder and battery life is only 200-300 shots but spare batteries are cheap enough. The batteries are charged in the camera but there are external battery chargers available for under £10. There is a good range of lenses available. I have the 18-55mm lens at present but looking into getting the 30mm pancake lens to make it ultra compact. I can see me carrying this everywhere with me. I don't think it will replace my 7d ever but as a decent compact it's about the best I've ever used. Ok so it's not cheap coming in at 5 pence under a monkey but it's money well spent I feel.
I will report more on this when I've had time to use it in the field and I have some pictures to show you but until then Merrry Christmas and tight lines for the New Year.
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