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GIGGLEZALLDAY Jun 23, 2003 9:43 PM

Are most cameras capable of action shots?
I am on my 3rd digital camera. 1st was a cd 1000 (zoom and media) only a 2 megapixal. 2nd a fuji 2800z only 6x zoom. I am now ready to buy a camera capable of getting great action shots (kids sports) with great picture quality. Researched Nikon 5700, Olympus 5050z, Fuji 602z, Minolta 7Hi and the sony 717.

My question - I have learned that I definitely want full control including manual focus. Are all of these cameras capable of getting the action shots that I want? If so, which has the best image quality? Should I go with the 5mp so that I can crop my image without losing quality?

I am an amateur - don't understand aperture/shutter etc. but am very capable and willing to learn so I want a camera that I won't have to upgrade for awhile. Mostly want to print 5x7 and occaisional 8x10. I would also like to add more zoom and am very diapointed that there are not many stabilized??? cameras out there. But having full control helps with this right?

KCan Jun 23, 2003 11:38 PM


Originally Posted by GIGGLEZALLDAY
… I have learned that I definitely want full control including manual focus…

D7i/D7Hi are excellent choices if you want manual control on everything, including real mechanical manual zoom ring. Many other interesting features : WYSIWYG display in manual exposure, real time histogram , manual focus override in AF mode …
BTW, among those listed, The D7Hi is the only one with 28mm at wide angle end, if you care about this)

Take a look at some action shots by Ken E with Minolta 7i here:

steve6 Jun 24, 2003 2:49 PM

My personal choice would be the Nikon - it's had rave reviews.

However there is no disputing the Minolta - either will serve you well.

Consequently see which one is on offer at a bargain price.

GIGGLEZALLDAY Jun 24, 2003 8:27 PM

Nikon, Fuji, Minolta
All seem like great cameras - I have definitely considered the Nikon but would really like to have a manual focus ring.

Pricewise the Fuji seems like a great deal but I don't want a camera that I will have no regrets about later. (wishing I had gotten the 5mp instead of the 3mp)

What about extra zoom lenses?

wvyankeegurl Jun 25, 2003 12:26 AM

I really am happy with my Olympus E100RS.
I know it dont have high pix. but for me its fine,
outside shots are excellent for me a rookie.
If you want to see some

Although id like to have a 5 or 6 pix like the nikonD1X.
Maybe in a few years when they come down ,lol.

good luck, I love action shots specially outside!

wvyankeegurl Jun 25, 2003 12:30 AM

Here is a couple of sites i have up for my kids, i have some shots on them.

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