May 20, 2005
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Tomorrow my family and I are headed to Disneyland. And with my son riding on all those fast-moving attractions, I don't think my unsophisticated digital camera will be able to capture those moments, at least until the ride is over. So Kathy, I'm stuck in same boat you're in. But never fear, our members are here. This week, we received a lot of sound advice on what to look for in a digital camera that can take great zoom and action shots. So, to start you off, Kathy, here's this week's winning answer by Scott K., a professional photographer who is sharing his expert advice with us. But don't stop there; we have a lot more suggestions in the honorable mentions and other recommendations from our members. With all this knowledge from our members, I hope you'll soon be able to decide on the digicam for you. And for all of you interested in this topic, please join us in this week's digital cameras discussion. Thanks!(BTW, For all those members who have been e-mailing me about having difficulties in voting on our newsletter polls, I have good news! We've tweaked our polls; they should allow you to participate now, so enjoy and vote away!)
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I am a mom desiring to take sports photos of my kids, and I haven't found a camera that can take great zoom and action shots. What are some of detailed feature sets in a digital camera that I should be looking for that will allow me to capture these moments? I'm fairly new to all this, so the more detailed the explanations, the better off I will be in making my decision. I'm not looking to spend a whole lot of money, just something midrange. Thanks.
Kathy, unfortunately, trying to keep your camera purchase inexpensive and still capable of capturing the kids playing sports are two mutually exclusive requests. Inexpensive consumer-oriented digital cameras have two limitations that work against you: slower image processing and shorter focal length.In order to capture your kids in a variety of sports, you first need a camera with a powerful optical zoom lens--one that lists a 35mm-equivalent focal length of at least 200mm. Many of the less-expensive digital cameras have...
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