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 Post subject: Digital Cameras
PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:49 pm 
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Looking for a small digital camera that can take action photos. My current Nikon has too much shutter delay. Hoping not to have to lug around an SLR.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:53 pm 
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I'm very happy with this one:

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=145&modelid=14227

In fact, I like it so much I decided not to lug my tank of an SLR which I also love to south america with me (too much weight anyway).

It's very responsive for a pocket camera, allowing multiple consecutive shots in non continuos mode as well.

There is a very similar model to it (850?) with a slightly narrower angle and more zoom range, but I like wide angles so I got this one.

It also has image stabilization which is nice for point and shoot without using the flash (a non diffused flash is really only meant for day photography - to make shadows less harsher). I carry it everywhere now.

Ken Rockwell is a photographer with a wonderful website and very good advice, and he likes it too. Read more on why here: http://www.kenrockwell.com/canon/sd800.htm. Another useful page is http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/2007-05-what-camera.htm


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My point and shoot is a Canon SD750. Its small and takes really nice pictures... It is no SLR, but it fits in any pocket.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:09 am 
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I've been very happy with my Canon Power Shot A75
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http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/contr ... delid=9828
Takes movies as well. Very easy to use and you can get different lenses and a waterproof cover.
Been around awhile - I bet you could get a good price.

edit to add: Check out this site
http://www.steves-digicams.com/2004_reviews/a75.html

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:58 am 
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So are those newer Canon's a little better in continuous mode?

I have an older Canon Elph (4Mpixels, about 4 or 5 years old, can't remember the model right now) and that one always locks up after about 3 shots.
Kind of important if you like to produce some good action shots.

Otherwise I am happy with the Elph, but it's about time to upgrade again.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:26 am 
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My folks have a nikon about that old, and I don't think there was an action shot oppertunity I didn't miss because of the slow response and low framerate working against me together. I think low end cameras have really improved over the last 2 years or so.


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 Post subject: flipCamera
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:04 am 
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have you heard of these 'flip' cameras?... really small, take video, that is sized for youtube... they take pictures too, not sure about shutter delay... i know what you mean about SLRs... I am a photographer, and i usually pack 3 lenses, body, tripod, not to mention the sometimes, up to 3 flashes... light meter... light stands,,, ehhhh the list goes on...


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 Post subject: Fuji Finepix Z-1
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:10 am 
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I have a tiny fuji finepix Z-1 that is the size of a deck of cards and fits into any pocket. I think that the photos are nice, the startup time is fast and the shutter delay is very short. I think it works well for me and as I get more backcountry experience (who takes action photos at a resort?) I will be taking more continuation shots during the rides.

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