Recomendation 4/5 mp that can stop motion

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Russ Rothschild, Nov 8, 2003.

  1. I am interested in a 4 or 5 mp camera that has a fast enough shutter to stop
    Looking at the specs of the Olympus C-750 Ultra Zoom Digital it looks like
    it may do this.

    Any recomendations of a camera in this price range that can stop motion
    would be appreciated.

    Thanks, Russ
    Russ Rothschild, Nov 8, 2003
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  2. Russ Rothschild

    Frank ess Guest

    You will eventually receive better answers than this one, but in order for
    them to be of any value to you, be ready to consider:

    Motion is relative; are you photographing soccer players, or racing cars, or
    rifle bullets?

    Motion is relative; if it is principally across the axis of your lens, a
    faster shutter speed is required, as opposed to approaching or receding
    near-parallel to the lens axis.

    Daylight or dark; adaptability for strobe flash for use at any distance
    greater than a few feet may be important.
    Frank ess, Nov 8, 2003
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  3. Just about ANY 4-5 MP Camera has a shutter speed fast enough to stop any kind of
    sports motion, golf swing, slam dunk, stealing home plate, catching the goalie
    in mid air ... etc.
    The C-750 has a top shutter speed of 1/1000 sec. which is plenty fast but not
    exceptional. The Canon S45, for instance has a top shutter speed of 1/1500 and
    the Nikon CP 4500 has a top shutter speed of 1/2300.
    The catch is that you must have enough light and the camera must have a high
    enough ISO Speed to provide proper exposure at these very high shutter speeds.
    Bob Williams
    Robert E. Williams, Nov 8, 2003
  4. Russ Rothschild

    Bill Guest

    Fuji Finepix S7000 has the fastest shutter speed in the class; as fast as
    1/10,000 sec in manual exposure mode. It also has ISO up to 1600. Of course
    all conditions must be right to use this effectively. It has a hot shoe so
    lighting options exist, and also one of the closest macro modes (as close as
    1cm / 0.4 in.) if that will be a requirement.
    Bill, Nov 8, 2003
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