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Looking for a camera that is good for taking photos of sporting events. Quick shutter speed

 
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Re: Looking for a camera that is good for taking photos of sporting events. Quick shutter speed

What do you think about the D7100?
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/nikon-d7100-dslr-camera-body-only-black/8155054.p?id=1218865165971

 

  • Larger sensor to compared to compact cameras
  • ability to bolt on flashes for added light
  • ability to mix and match lenses for conditions
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Re: Looking for a camera that is good for taking photos of sporting events. Quick shutter speed

Hey RebeccaWallNagy,

 

Any DSLR should do a fairly good job at this, but I would suggest looking at models that have a high Frames-Per-Second (FPS) rate. A good start would be around 7 FPS. Most DSLRs go up to a shutter speed of 1/8000 of a second which should be plenty fast for sports.

 

More important than the camera is the lens you choose along with it. Most sports photographers use a 300mm f/2.8 as their standard lens, but these run around $5,000 to $7,000. Before we could actually give a real suggestion you would need to post your budget and the specifics of the sporting events to be photographed. How close to the field will you be? What sport(s) is being captured? etc...

 

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Re: Looking for a camera that is good for taking photos of sporting events. Quick shutter speed

I was going to respond but Allan-BBY said what needs to be said.

 

I carry a Nikon DSLR with multiple lenses and your lens goes a LONG way towards helping get a good shot.

 

Any of the Canon, Sony or Nikon DSLR cameras are going to be a GOOD body for sports/action photography.

 

You do not really want to use a Point and Shoot.  they take to long to respond. 

 

My Nikon I can go from having it turned off with the lens cap on to taking a photo in under a second if my off hand is near the lens cap.

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Re: Looking for a camera that is good for taking photos of sporting events. Quick shutter speed

When choosing a DSLR body for sports...

  • pay attention to the number of auto-focus points
  • check also the number of "cross-type" focus points

Cross-type focus points makes a huge difference in having a sharp image.  Cheap DSLR's may only have ONE cross-type focus point, better cameras have 15 points.  Frustrating if the subject is wearing a monochrome jersey and you have only one cross type focus point.

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Re: Looking for a camera that is good for taking photos of sporting events. Quick shutter speed

Nikon 1 v3 - - fast everything plus full control with dedicated scroll wheel for aperture and dedicated scroll wheel for shutter... and an amazing clear in focus great detail photos "long shot" the distance of more than 100 yards is no problem. When you put a 300 mm lens on this body you get the equivalent of 810mm. In camera 810 mm optically. AND super sharp so you can still blow up and crop on the computer later.