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Old Dec 20, 2003, 9:44 AM   #1
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Default Fuji Finepix S7000 for some action shots?

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I shoot bmx for the local bike shop's website, and skateboarding for fun, im currently using a crappy 1 and 2 mp cameras, which are horible in low light. The shutter lag is pretty bad, but I have both of them timed near perfect. I was wondering though, if I should invest in a Fuji Finepix S7000? I like all the manual controls it has, and im 100% certain I would buy a external flash and a fisheye lens for it. Im just wondering if this is the cam to go with? I really like the looks and the specs, I just dont want motion blur like I get on the cameras I have now. This is pretty much the most I can spend on a camera, i'm 15 and dont have a job yet, so I cant go super expensive digital Rebel or anything.

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Old Dec 21, 2003, 5:49 PM   #2
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The S7000 goes to 1/1000 sec maximum shutter speed, so this should be fine for stopping BMX bikes and skateboarders. I find the shutter lag to be very minimal (having converted directly from film SLR to digital) and focus to be quick. I also like the continuous shooting mode, although one drawback is that it will 'lock' focus on the first frame in continuous mode.

Overall I think this would be a good camera for the 'casual' sports photographer and it should work out well for you.
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Old Dec 21, 2003, 7:33 PM   #3
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Thank you so much!


I think this is what i'll go with whenever I magically have money appear in my pocket.

And the contious shooting mode lets me do what? Shoot sequences?
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Yep, you can shoot 5 in a row at about 3 frames/sec, or shoot continuously and save only the last 5. There is also a mode to shoot 40 frames in succession, but at a lower resolution.

You can see the entire camera manual at http://www.fujifilm.com/JSP/fuji/epa...7000Manual.pdf
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Old Dec 22, 2003, 12:45 AM   #5
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it has first 5 shots, continuos shooting up to 40 frames (i think, still learning thought) and last 5 shots.

Actually, the max shutter speed (in Manual mode) is 1/10,000 secs!

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Old Dec 22, 2003, 4:00 PM   #6
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Wow, thanks a lot guys.
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no prob blackcanvasfilm,

i'm also still learning the S7000 tricks!

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Old Dec 27, 2003, 10:40 PM   #8
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I love this camera, I cant wait to buy it.

Im soo stuck right now, I love to film, and I love photography. I want to spend $2500 on a new video camera, a VX2000.

WAIT! Haha, maybe I can just take some photos WITH it? Im sure I can, haha.
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Dont forget that the S7000 also can take videos at 30 fps

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