TRAVELLERS understand space is at a premium when flying around the country and the world. It’s even more of an issue for anglers – couple rods, reels and tackle with the other necessities like clothes and toiletries, and we’re up for excess baggage! That’s just one reason why we’re keen on the Canon G11 camera.
The team at Modern Fishing always struggled at airports, lugging all that and more. Previously, we had to take camera cases with Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras, too. They were the only cameras capable of taking the high-quality images we pride ourselves on – those that are pin-sharp and capable of being published at a large size. In photography terms, they took photos in the RAW file format. But DSLR cameras can get very cumbersome.
Canon’s G11 Powershot, however, is a compact camera – something you can have dangling around your wrist or stash in a backpack – that takes photos in RAW, too. It’s no exaggeration to say the technology behind it will change our lives as anglers. Now, on missions in the mangroves or trips in the tinnie, we won’t be forced to leave the camera behind or take photos using a poor-quality compact camera.
On a recent trip to Cairns, we took the camera on a walk through a gorge into prime jungle perch territory (left), and on a few jaunts in a capacity-loaded centre console. While our barra mission was unsuccessful (Cyclone Ului didn’t help!), we found the camera to be a great companion. Teamed with housing that sees it waterproof to 40m, it’s the perfect camera you can take anywhere.
If you want to take high-quality photos and like the convenience of a compact, investigate the G11.
By Nicholas Janzen
Contact: Canon Australia, 1800 021 167, or visit www.canon.com.au.