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redhead Sep 17, 2005 1:07 PM

I am look to buy a cheap digital cameria that i can use to take pictures of extream Skateboarding BMX' ing and Unicycling ! I would like one with viedo capabiltys, but that is not a must but i must take good action shots or sequance shots.
What should i get?
Thanks
Redhead:whack:

speaklightly Sep 17, 2005 1:57 PM

Redhead-

You might want to take a look at the Olympus C-5500. It meets all of your requirements and sell for around $210.

Sarah Joyce

redhead Sep 17, 2005 4:32 PM

Thank you any others?

redhead Sep 18, 2005 10:22 AM

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cloud surfer Sep 20, 2005 8:21 AM

I have tried various cameras but the cheapest one that came out the best was a Fuji s5500! Here are a few shots i have taken with it to give you an idea.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...5priorybay.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...ilyjumping.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...sskatepark.jpg


I would honestly say that there is no doubt about it, it's fast, easy to use, goes from ISO 64 - 400, has 10x zoom, and is 4mp, pretty basic, simple to use, but extremely effective!
I think there is also a newer version of the camera, the S5200, im not sure if you can even buy it yet but it seems to have all the specs of the S5500, but with some extra bits, also with a higher range of ISO settings. It has 5.1mp replacing the S5500 4mp, ad if it's anything like the S5500 it will be extremely fast to respond, just right for what you want! Both the S5500 and the S5200 can record movies with sound.

MICKEYSARK1 Sep 20, 2005 11:06 AM

Those are great pictures!!! How much does this kind of camera sell for and how does the camera do indoors?? Thanks!!

speaklightly Sep 20, 2005 11:42 AM

cloudsurfer-

Thanks for thewonderful photos. They provide a great photo example of action shots.

Mickey-

Please note that these are telephoto shots taken with a 10X optical zoom digital camera, sold in the Unites States as the Fuji S-5100 for around $250.

Sarah Joyce

cloud surfer Sep 20, 2005 11:44 AM

TheS5500 does pretty well indoors, the flash is easily bright enough and has a good range, also you can adjust the brightness of the flash too.

Here are a couple of indoor shots, the one with in the hut was taken at night, and the Christmas one was taken during the day although it was pretty dark outside.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...tjamesshut.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...istmas2004.jpg

In the US the lowest prices are around about $250

In the UK the lowest price is around £175

Have a search about, it might be even cheaper than this!

cloud surfer Sep 20, 2005 11:48 AM

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Please note that these are telephoto shots taken with a 10X optical zoom digital camera, sold in the Unites States as the Fuji S-5100 for around $250.

Ahh, sorry i didn't point that out! But i got away with it thanks to Sarah :G

redhead Sep 20, 2005 8:43 PM

WOW thats what im looking for! Now 10X optical zoom is HIGH so im not shour i would need that much( for wakeboarding you would (?i think?))
Is there other camerias like that one i could look at allso?:whack:


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