need a cam for talking surfing pic , need some help here !!!


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twin fins

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Dear Clubsnapians ,
I don know nutz bout camera n would like to get a USED digicam to take pic for surfing , which is better canon or nikon ?

My budget not more than $1500.00


Lost boy .......
 

ReiszRie

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you should do well with one of those olympus waterproof compact cameras... definitely less than $1500 even for brand-new.

just make sure you don't drop them to the ocean floor ^^
 

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you should do well with one of those olympus waterproof compact cameras... definitely less than $1500 even for brand-new.

just make sure you don't drop them to the ocean floor ^^


Am taking it from land , lens has to be at least ??~300mm n resolution at least 8.0 , wat u rekon ?
 

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Am taking it from land , lens has to be at least ??~300mm n resolution at least 8.0 , wat u rekon ?
for your budget, a Panasonic Lumix FZ50 would be a good choice, given that it has a 420mm lens with optical image stabilizers, offers full manual control and has a well-built camera body.

alternatively, if you're interested in dSLRs instead, you could go for a 2nd hand Canon 350D, but due to your tight budget, you'll only be able to get a cheap 300mm zoom lens without any image stabilization.
 

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for your budget, a Panasonic Lumix FZ50 would be a good choice, given that it has a 420mm lens with optical image stabilizers, offers full manual control and has a well-built camera body.

alternatively, if you're interested in dSLRs instead, you could go for a 2nd hand Canon 350D, but due to your tight budget, you'll only be able to get a cheap 300mm zoom lens without any image stabilization.


I'm a beginner n really kw NOTHING about camera , if given a choice which one would u prefer ?
1 . Panasonic Lumix FZ50 .
2 . Canon 350D .
 

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I'm a beginner n really kw NOTHING about camera , if given a choice which one would u prefer ?
1 . Panasonic Lumix FZ50 .
2 . Canon 350D .
FZ50 would be a better choice for you IMO

since a dSLR system really does require an individual to fork out quite a hefty sum of moolah for lenses and other accessories, it might be a better idea for you to get a bridge camera which has the features you would require.
 

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How far your subject will be?

A human size subject at 100m away will fill about 1/3 of the landscape orientated frame with a 300mm lens on a 1.6x cropped sensor (350D). It'll be about 1/5 of the frame at 200m away.

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twin fins

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How far your subject will be?

A human size subject at 100m away will fill about 1/3 of the landscape orientated frame with a 300mm lens on a 1.6x cropped sensor (350D). It'll be about 1/5 of the frame at 200m away.

BC


Subject will be bout 100 meter away .... . . been reading some digital cam mag lately , seemed like Nikon has the best rating . Critics can b a li'l buyer sometime , rather learn it from u guys .
 

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FZ50 would be a better choice for you IMO

since a dSLR system really does require an individual to fork out quite a hefty sum of moolah for lenses and other accessories, it might be a better idea for you to get a bridge camera which has the features you would require.


I can get a new 350D at $990.00 , another $500.00 enough to get a USED 300mm lens ? I need fast continuous shooting function . Subject traversed bout 20-30 km/h n more than 100 meter away .
 

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I can get a new 350D at $990.00 , another $500.00 enough to get a USED 300mm lens ? I need fast continuous shooting function . Subject traversed bout 20-30 km/h n more than 100 meter away .
Dude, please do not post to almost similar threads. :nono:
 

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Think the Canon S3 is suitable for you as well. IIRC, it should have a zoom range of about 432mm. It can be a point and shoot camera and there's manual functions as well. One thing is that you do not have to know the length of lens required, just use the zoom in/out function. No headache, no worries!

Cheers
 

ipin

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Think the Canon S3 is suitable for you as well. IIRC, it should have a zoom range of about 432mm. It can be a point and shoot camera and there's manual functions as well. One thing is that you do not have to know the length of lens required, just use the zoom in/out function. No headache, no worries!

Cheers
But does it perform to be able to take rapid frames (e.g. 3 frames per sec)?
 

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