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    Camera advice needed

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    I am in the market to purchase a new camera. The one that I use for CF right now works fine for press conferences and what not. That is what I originally bought it for. But I'm starting to do more stuff like CCL coverage and it just isn't cutting the mustard. Does anybody have any recommendations of a good, quality camera that can take some action shots and won't break the bank?



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    Re: Camera advice needed

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    Fanatics ---

    I am in the market to purchase a new camera. The one that I use for CF right now works fine for press conferences and what not. That is what I originally bought it for. But I'm starting to do more stuff like CCL coverage and it just isn't cutting the mustard. Does anybody have any recommendations of a good, quality camera that can take some action shots and won't break the bank?


    These are really slick cameras.



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    Re: Camera advice needed

    Use this to help do an overall compare for a good camera:

    Compact Digital Camera 2010 - TopTenREVIEWS



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    Re: Camera advice needed

    What is your definition of breaking the bank?



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    Re: Camera advice needed

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    What is your definition of breaking the bank?
    I'd like to keep it under 500 if possible.



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    Re: Camera advice needed

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    I'd like to keep it under 500 if possible.
    You're paying for this out of pocket? If it's for CF shouldn't blasear and co. be covering this?



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    Re: Camera advice needed

    Well, you really can't get into SLRs for that... but a camera like the Powershot SX20IS wouldn't be a bad choice in that range.

    Amazon.com: Canon PowerShot SX20IS 12.1MP Digital Camera with 20x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.5-inch Articulating LCD: Camera & Photo


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    another http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMC-...7399085&sr=1-1


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    Re: Camera advice needed

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    Well, you really can't get into SLRs for that... but a camera like the Powershot SX20IS wouldn't be a bad choice in that range.

    Amazon.com: Canon PowerShot SX20IS 12.1MP Digital Camera with 20x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.5-inch Articulating LCD: Camera & Photo
    You can get the Nikon D5000, with kit, for a little more than the amount you wanted. It's my personal camera. It's a DSLR, and will take the best pictures you've ever seen. (you can go higher $ and get better images, but why spend the $).

    If you want a really nerdy but good review of any good camera or lens, go here: KenRockwell.com.

    Good D5000 refurbished kit (by the manufacturer) available here: INKD5000RI Nikon D5000 Digital SLR Camera Kit / Nikon 18mm - 55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX (VR) Lens - Refurbished by Nikon U.S.A. - with 8GB SD Memory Card, Spare EN-EL9 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery, Camera System Bag, Professor Kobre's Lightscoop, US.

    You won't be disappointed with this camera.



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    Re: Camera advice needed

    If you can find an SLR at a cheap price from Sam's Club or Costco or something, you would have all you may ever need. Still, even cheap it's at least a $500 investment to start at a minimum...



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    Re: Camera advice needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Boorstin View Post
    You can get the Nikon D5000, with kit, for a little more than the amount you wanted. It's my personal camera. It's a DSLR, and will take the best pictures you've ever seen. (you can go higher $ and get better images, but why spend the $).

    If you want a really nerdy but good review of any good camera or lens, go here: KenRockwell.com.

    Good D5000 refurbished kit (by the manufacturer) available here: INKD5000RI Nikon D5000 Digital SLR Camera Kit / Nikon 18mm - 55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX (VR) Lens - Refurbished by Nikon U.S.A. - with 8GB SD Memory Card, Spare EN-EL9 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery, Camera System Bag, Professor Kobre's Lightscoop, US.

    You won't be disappointed with this camera.
    To be able to shoot in a gymnasium, you'll need a lot more than a kit lens though. You're looking at at least $350 for an 85mm 1.8.



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    Re: Camera advice needed

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    To be able to shoot in a gymnasium, you'll need a lot more than a kit lens though. You're looking at at least $350 for an 85mm 1.8.
    Yeah, that's probably true. Here's a great little 50mm lens I use: Nikon Nikkor Lens - 50 mm - F/1.8 - Nikon F#.

    Sharp as a tack. But you'll probably need something with a longer focal length for gym shots. Plus, that lens won't auto focus on the D5000.

    Anyway, good luck with the camera. They are an investment, but lots of fun.



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    Re: Camera advice needed

    Good sports photography, especially indoors, is generally speaking a very expensive proposition.

    500 bucks probably wouldn't even get you a reasonable lens for doing so, let alone a body, if you went the SLR route.

    The powershot G10 is around that price range and would be a reasonable camera for all around use, albeit without a great zoom (though with 15 megapixels, you've got a lot of crop ability).


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    Re: Camera advice needed

    The best interchangable lens digital SLR I've found for that price range:

    Canon - EOS Digital Rebel XS 10.1-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera - Black - Rebel XS Black



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    Re: Camera advice needed

    Why don't we all set up a collection for C Dubs so he can get a nice camera. We all enjoy the videos and pictures he does so much! I would start by throwing in $20 bucks for sure, it won't take a lot to help the cause.


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