Paddling with Canon PowerShot G11 Camera on a Monopod Mast

01 Mar


I recently bought Satechi TR-C Timer Remote Control for my Canon PowerShot G11 camera. It can be programmed as an intervalometer, so I can use G11 as my Pentax Optio W series cameras. Well, almost. G11 is not waterproof.

The Satechi Timer Remote Control is a pretty big device as seen on the picture above, but it works as advertised. The only inconvenience is that it has no memory, so after each turning off/on it needs to programmed again.

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I set up the Canon G11 on my camera mast – a reversed photographic monopod on the top of a suction camera mounts (my sticky pod). Its design remain the same as described in a last year post (Kayak Video Camera Mast). However, I added a small ball head which gives me more flexibility in controlling the camera.


I took the entire setup and CLC Patuxent kayak (much more stable than my racing Thunderbolt) for a test paddle. A swinging LCD screen of Canon G11 which can be set up at any angle appeared to be very useful since my monopod extends really high up to 50″. With Pentax Optio I was forced to shoot blind at higher camera positions.

The camera together with the intervalometer worked pretty well. I enjoyed a shooting angle and perspective I could achieve with the mast. Unfortunately, the light was not so great at that day, so I used camera flash. Of course, it revealed every piece of reflective tape on my life jacket, spray skirt and a cup.


This is not a solution for a rough water. My waterproof Pentax Optio W30 remains on duty.

Related posts:
Kayak Video Camera Mast – Sticky Pod Combined with Monopod
A New Shooting Angle - Camera Video Mast on Thunderbolt Kayak
How to Make a Simple Camera Mount for a Kayak Deck - Video Mast
Sticky Pod Review - A Suction Cup Camera Mount for Kayak Photography
How to Mount a Camera on a Kayak Deck with Suction Cups from Sticky Pod
Canon PowerShot G11 First Paddling Pictures
Canon PowerShot G10 with Waterproof Case for Paddling?

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