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Old Sep 14, 2010, 1:36 PM   #1
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Hi There,

I'm so glad to find this forum. I've been searching for a long range optical zoom camera to photograph my daughters sporting games. I want something with a decent shutter speed in the $200-$250 dollar range. A little more would be ok for the right model.

Video is not important to me at all. I do want something that shoots indoors well, too.

Ive been reading so many reviews my head is spinning so I thought you experts could give me a few models to choose from.

Thanks in advance!
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Old Sep 14, 2010, 5:35 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum. We're pleased that you dropped by.

You gave us no indication, but I am assuming that you reside in the USA. The 18X optical zoom Panasonic FZ-35, the top rated super zoom camera of 2009 is now at its lowest price of around $300.00.

It is a very user friendly camera that should service you well. Please just keep in mind that super zoom has the "needed reach" but focusing and framing can sometimes be difficult with action shots. Sports photos are a speciality of DSLR cameras.

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Old Sep 15, 2010, 7:03 AM   #3
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Sarah,

Thanks for the recommendation. Yes, I am in the USA.

I dont need video at all. I will also need it for some low light photo's as well. The FZ-35 looks great. Is there anything else you can recommend so that I can choose between two? Maybe something in the $250 range or do you feel that strongly about this one?

I do want something user friendly.

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Old Sep 15, 2010, 11:20 AM   #4
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A Sony H-50, if you can still find one, has 15X optical zoom.

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