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Old Jun 23, 2009, 11:07 AM   #1
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Hello everybody,

I am a amateur photographer from Holland(Rotterdam).
For many years I have been using my Nikon Coolpix for train spotting.
but it's time for a change, although it looks easy it's not.

I am searching for a long time but I get lost during every time.
I hope you guys can help me out.

What I need in a camera is:

Image stabilisator
10 MP
Short shutter time(Trains are fast) Camera with sports mode is a big +
Auto Focus

I am olso a scale model photographer so a Macro mode would be nice to.

Who can help me out?

Excuse me for my not so great English.

Greetings from Holland,

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Old Jun 24, 2009, 10:21 AM   #2
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No mention of budget? Of course a DSLR with macro lens would be ideal. If that is too expensive, next step down would be a Canon SX10 IS. Less expensive yet, a Canon SX110 IS or Olympus SP-565UZ. Last stop (railroad humor?), a Canon A1100 IS.

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Old Jun 24, 2009, 10:35 AM   #3
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What is it that your Coolpix is doing/not doing for you that requires a change? Could you post a couple of pics taken with that camera that illustrate your reason for dissatisfaction? There are literally hundreds of cameras on the market that satisfy your stated requirements - there may only be a couple that will do what you want...we need to know what that is, in order to help you make an informed decision.

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Old Jun 25, 2009, 8:37 AM   #4
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Any superzoom would do a good job. To get a clear picture of a moving train you'll need to put your camera in shutter priority mode and set the shutter speed to at least 1/250 second. Almost all superzooms have a shutter priority mode.
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Old Jun 25, 2009, 11:36 AM   #5
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[QUOTE=AndyfromVA;979813]..Any superzoom would do a good job.../QUOTE]
...and the cheapest is probably the Kodak Z1012is, which I own, and with which I am well pleased (but not quite so much as its predecessor the Z712).
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