Features to look at for outdoor action shots

Discussion in 'Digital Point & Shoot Camera' started by Stafford A. Rau, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. Greetings,

    I'm in the market for a low to mid-priced digital camera, in the
    $300-$400 (USD) range. I'd like to know what features I should look at
    most carefully, particularly as I'm perusing the digital camera review
    websites.

    My primary use will be for taking stills of outdoor and
    indoor/arena/barn canine sporting events, such as canine agility and
    sheep herding trials.

    I'd like a decent zoom, but more importantly something that will take
    nice clear pictures of fast moving dogs.

    Should also be reasonably easy to use, and suitable for casual family
    snapshots, etc. 3 to 4 MP should be quite sufficient.

    Not looking for an underwater camera, but rugged enough to be ok for
    outdoor use in the Pacific Northwest (US) drizzle.

    Thanks much,
     
    Stafford A. Rau, Dec 9, 2004
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  2. As you will likely need higher ISO (400 and above) to capture action with
    zoom somewhere in tele range you should look for a cam with a larger
    sensor than usual ZLR's or P&S's in order to keep noise low. I guess, if
    you want to have good results you'll have to go for a DSLR like the Canon
    300D and similar.

    Kind regards

    robert
     
    Robert Klemme, Dec 10, 2004
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