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
    motion.
    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
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  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
     
    Bill, Nov 8, 2003
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