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Old Dec 20, 2009, 11:46 PM   #1
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I currently own a Sony DSC-F828 which was a hand me down from my Uncle however it does not suite me for my needs.

Christmas is coming up and my Birthday follows in February so I'll have a decent amount of money to buy myself a new camera.

I am a part of my High School's newspaper "team" and I've been assigned to take pictures of events, sporting events, etc. Events such as Pep Rallys, Pre-Game tailgating, etc.

My plan is to go to college and major in Business with a pre-path in Visual Art. I will be taking some sort of Photography class which will require that I provide my own camera.

Besides my Sony DSC, I have used a Nikon D60 and Nikon D3000 as part of my current Intro to Photography class which I am taking in High School.

Besides the camera being used for school events and college, I want it for personal use as well.. Going to the beach, family events, parties, etc.

I'm open to any suggestions !
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Old Dec 21, 2009, 1:52 AM   #2
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Well, they all will get the job done. We can fuss over features and performance of course. And DSLR selection is a very popular topic here. Here are links to a few examples -

http://forums.steves-digicams.com//showthread.php?t=159284

http://forums.steves-digicams.com//showthread.php?t=162198

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Old Dec 21, 2009, 8:08 AM   #3
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For sports/action, Canon dSLRs are the best choice. Their AF system is better at maintaining focus on moving subjects than anyone else's. Take a look at the XSi or, if you want video or low light performance, the T1i.
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Old Dec 21, 2009, 4:10 PM   #4
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For sports/action, Canon dSLRs are the best choice. Their AF system is better at maintaining focus on moving subjects than anyone else's. Take a look at the XSi or, if you want video or low light performance, the T1i.
What about the EOS 50D?
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The Canon 50D is a very good camera. You will have also have to plan on the necessary lenses and an a fairly powerful external flash, to complete your assignments.

Keep in mind that you could save some $$ and consider the XSi camera as well.

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What about the EOS 50D?
that's my current kit, the 50d, and it is definitely more capable for action than the entry-level cameras.

however, the t1i is quite capable, and with the money you save, you can spend that on some nice canon glass and external flashes that could improve you pictures more substantially than the better body.
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Consider money not being an option, to a certain extent.
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