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Posted 2/4/2013 by **buglvr12** in NSBR Board


PeaNut 220,209
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Posted: 2/4/2013 8:31:10 AM
I used to have the Canon DSLR...the first one I believe and I got rid of it because it was so heavy. I know the newer ones are much lighter. I have had smaller cameras but I find that I'm not taking as many pictures. Both of my kids are getting involved in activities so I'm wanting to get a new camera.

Any recommendations? TIA!


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Posted: 2/4/2013 8:38:35 AM
Best recommendation is for you to go to a camera store and hold a variety of makes and models. See which one feels best in your hands. Especially the weight of the camera body+lenses (variety of sizes) and where the shutter button is, as well as how easy the other control buttons are to reach.

(for what it's worth I have the canon 50 d and I really like it. But it does have some heft to it, which I like because when I held the smaller models they were too light and felt plasticky to me).


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Posted: 2/5/2013 11:08:18 AM
Yes to what the above post says, and then ultimately how "good" do you want the pictures of the activities to be? Printing them out? or just leaving them for facebook and the computer? If the weight was really your biggest turnoff, and you aren't interested in details across the playing field, then a good point and shoot may be all you need.

If you want to capture action shots of b-ball, football, v-ball, swimming then you might need a DSLR to get the good printable shots where you can make out the persons actual facial expressions etc. An average $200.00 P & S will not give great detail in low light or a great distance. You will get the overall idea of whats happening but not noiseless detail.


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Posted: 2/5/2013 11:12:51 AM
If I were in the situation you are with kids just starting into various activities, I would get used to the weight and buy myself a Canon 7D, it would go the distance for you for many years. And you will have great "quality" photos.

A higher percentage of folks will be happy with a point & shoot camera.
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