01-26-2011, 02:44 AM
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I have a nikon coolpix and a beast DSLR Minolta Maxxum 7D with macro lenses and some other syrup and STILL can't get great pictures of fish. Like Mikaila said, it has to do with who is behind the camera. I'm still learning how to shoot fish through experimentation. It is difficult to do, even with the gear.
Your Canon Powershot is a very nice digital to have. One of my best friends is a professional photographer and uses a Powershot, for non-professional stuff. So your set there. Just try be opportunistic and make sure the flash is off. You have some options if you want to get in to the technical aspects, but you should be able to upload your pictures to the computer and crop those. I bet a few of those turn out decent. You may not be able to count the scales, but it will still look great.
But if your looking for a professional consumer DSLR, maybe buy used or rent one for the weekend. Keep in mind that even if you get a body for under 300, you need a lens too and possibly other peripheral gear.