I've been away too long. Even my significant other , Carla, has drifted away from this activity, and I'm hoping to rekindle the interest. Although, I know she's a great kite flyer and companion. KAPing is fun. So we have a trip planned, and I don't want to be sitting around a beach or maybe a pineapple plantation without having something we could put up in the air. I want to either reconfigure an old rig or build new an Auto KAP rig. Mainly because I don't want to carry a transmitter and all sorts of chargers. An Auto Kap rig, packs small, and we could easily come up with a rig and flying kit that would be easy to pack.
So my question comes down to digital camera. I've always tried to keep costs down in case of a water dunking or bashing into girders of a building. I want light weight but decent performance. Are the Canon ELP's something to consider? I'm open to suggestion and I think my $ ceiling is around $150 or less. I know I should do my own research, but if you'd like to respond, I'd love to hear your suggestions. Tom Nied, Carol Stream, Illinois.