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Old Jan 29, 2006, 1:35 AM   #1
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I am looking to get a camera but am not sure what one to get... I love the quality that I see on the canon so I will probably stick with them as my manufacturer of choice... My concern is being able to take good action/sports shots...

My children are about to start there summer sports and I want something that I am sure will do good for that...

I am really liking the SD450 or the SD550, but they seem more for stills or a tourist type digital as apposed to being able to take good solid action shots...

Anyone have any suggestions or feedback...?
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Old Jan 29, 2006, 4:06 AM   #2
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action is the realm of the dslrs..

luckily the price has come down here of late on consumer dslrs..

have a look at the rebel xt, get it with a kit, and then pick up a 70-300 or something, for when the action is at a distance..

if its a bit much, the original digital rebel is still worthy of consideration..

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Old Jan 29, 2006, 4:46 AM   #3
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Have a look at the Canon S2 IS. Great all rounder. It might be a bit big for your liking though.

I know you suggested Canon, but the Fuji S5200 is a brilliant camera which I happen to own. My action shots from the Australian Open this year came out great. You'll also get more bang-for-buck with the Fuji.

For indoor portraits I would choose the S2 IS over the Fuji, but the Fuji is much better for action shots and low-light photos.

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Old Jan 29, 2006, 4:39 PM   #4
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Squirre1, you are right about the SD450 and SD550. They are designed for people to snap pictures with their friends. As Dustin said, for the best action shots, a DSLR is your best bet. If the Rebel XT is too much for you as it is for me, you could check out the Nikon D50 or the Konica-Minolta 5D. Both take outstanding pictures. Of course, you'll still want an additional telephoto lens, which will cost less than $200 no matter which camera you buy.
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Old Jan 29, 2006, 6:56 PM   #5
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$200.00??

Well, it depends on the quality of the telephoto lens you are looking at.

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Old Jan 29, 2006, 7:16 PM   #6
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If you want the extra zoom.. and no addition lenses, the S2 is good too.
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Old Jan 29, 2006, 8:25 PM   #7
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mtclimber:
Canon and Nikon both have 70-300mm f/4-5.6 lenses for like $150. They're not the greatest lenses in the world, but I've seen some amazing shots from both of them. Their biggest issue is the autofocus speed, but that's not too bad anyways.
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The choice is yours.

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Old Jan 30, 2006, 10:55 AM   #9
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actually if you are spending in that range.. the sigma 70-300 APO DG Macro is probably the sharpest... doesnt focus with lightning speed but its sharp enough and offers a 1:2 macro fxn.. make sure you get the APO DG version.. there are similar versions that are crap..
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Hmm, I'll look into it.
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