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Old Jul 13, 2014, 1:21 PM   #1
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Hi, Im a Mountain biker, skier, family man Im interested in the following abilities in a camera
Sequence Shooting
Fast sports shooting
Business pictures of bathtubs, true colors
Telephoto
Movies
Good burst mode
Able to play back pictures of burst group in a repetitive movie.
In door & outdoor pictures.
Able to take on mountain bike rides, & skiing.
$400.00 range.
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Old Jul 13, 2014, 3:44 PM   #2
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Except for the telephoto, you would be a good candidate for the GoPro.
If you don't need too much zoom, something like the Pentax/Ricoh WG-20 would probably be a good fit.

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Old Jul 13, 2014, 3:56 PM   #3
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The Go Pro reviews indicate the picture quality isn't any better than a phone camera ... I need a camera to give me the true colors of items I capture, like in the bathtub conversions I do in my business.
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Getting correct colors, especially indoors under varied lighting, can be a challenge for any camera. Using flash is your best bet, as it provides daylight type illumination, and the auto white balance works well with it. If reflections are a problem from direct flash, a flash diffuser should help. The best bet, though, is a flash unit which can be bounced off the ceiling. This usually means getting a more advanced type camera with a hotshoe. 'Bridge' cameras, often the superzoom type, or DSLRs or ILC mirrorless cameras can mostly use these flashes.
So far, the best camera I have used for getting good color without flash, is my Fuji X-S1, but it is a pretty large camera for the other things you mention.

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What we consider true colors or those that the eye sees can be very difficult to capture in or out of camera, especially in the artificial lighting of a bathroom setting.

I'd be biased toward a Panasonic LX7 with it's wide angle lens, aspect ratios, custom white balance and hotshoe for an add-on flash with diffuser and/or use with a remote cable if the business aspect is a priority.

To me, the business would be the priority, everything else is irrelevant.
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Thanks Brian.
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Thanks Guys, I ended up sending for an Olympus TG-3. Couldn't afford to get the one I really want.
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