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by denshirl / August 23, 2004 10:11 AM PDT

looking for a digital camera with high optical zoom, at least 4 megapixels, I'm very confused as what to pick.
Want to take action pictures of my daughter dancing on stage and want to take them without a tripod. Does anyone have a suggestion? Thanks!

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The Canon EOS 1D Mark II with an image stablizing
by Kiddpeat / August 23, 2004 11:52 AM PDT
In reply to: digiatal camera

zoom lens might do the trick. Of course, with lense, it would probably cost about $6,000. Short of that, a tripod with a zoom is highly recommended. The problem is holding the camera motionless when using a zoom, and probably shooting in low light where the lens must stay open longer.

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Re: The Canon EOS 1D Mark II with an image stablizing
by denshirl / August 24, 2004 2:09 AM PDT

Thank you, I'll look into it.

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Re: digiatal camera
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / August 23, 2004 12:44 PM PDT
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You will need a camera with "image stabilization" and a long lens. If the stage is well lit, you should be able to get some good photos.

You want to avoid using flash because it will fool the camera and produce a poorly lit photo. A flash will only illuminate a short distance, never over 20 feet.

There are several choices to investigate:

Panasonic FZ10, FZ20, FZ3 (The new FZ20 would probably be best for you situation).

Konica/Minolta Z3.

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Re: digiatal camera
by denshirl / August 24, 2004 2:07 AM PDT
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Thanks

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