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Old Sep 23, 2011, 8:38 AM   #1
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I have an Olympus SP55ouz which I find really good. But i want to take sport/action photos and wondered if the Olympus SP-810 UZ would do the job?
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Old Sep 23, 2011, 9:18 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. A superzoom/bridge camera with a very small image
sensor is not a good tool for sport/action photography. You may get a few
good shots outdoors on a sunny day, but even then, your 'hit rate' will be
very low. For low light or indoor sport/action, the bridge camera will be
almost completely useless.

Ideally you would need a good DSLR with a fast lens. The bad news
is that it will cost a lot more.
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Yeah. That.
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To take the sort of pictures you are going to need a DSLR and some long fast glass. The down side is the lens will be expensive
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To take the sort of pictures you are going to need a DSLR and some long fast glass. The down side is the lens will be expensive
thanks for all replys. Could you suggest a good and if possible a reasonably priced camera?
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Whats your budget
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The problem you with your camera is shutter lag and thats not confined to just that camera so DSLR is the way to go
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To shoot sports/action on a budget, Canon's entry level dSLRs outperform the rest. Their bodies are available refurbished from Adorama with a 1 year store warranty, the same duration as Canon's factory warranty for their new bodies.

To shoot outdoor sports (football, baseball, soccer, etc.), you could probably get away with the Tamron 70-300 SP Di VC USD. Indoor sports (basketball, volleyball, etc.) is a differnet story.

That will probably run about $1,000, maybe a little bit less.
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If you want to try it before you buy it, you can rent a Canon T2i and a Tamron 70-300 for a week for about $100 (plus shipping) from LensRentals.com.
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