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Good camera for taking pics of kids in motion (indoors)???

by george3_om / March 2, 2006 5:27 AM PST

I've been doing a lot of reading of camera reviews this past week since I dropped our Olympus C-4040 and it broke. We have a new baby and a toddler and need a new digital camera fast! Can someone recommend one for under $300? I tried a few in the store yesterday like the Sony DSC-S600 and Sony DSC-W7 - the first held up pretty well with my toddler walking/running by. But the W7 was shockingly blurry with and without flash!
--I really need a camera that's good for fast moving kids AND good indoors AND potentially without a flash indoors. That may sound crazy, but I hardly ever used the flash on my old Olympus (virtually all indoors) and it performed great! Almost never a blurry picture and only sometimes did I have to edit it and use a flashfill feature. THANKS!

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Kids in motion
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / March 2, 2006 11:47 AM PST

I would not recommend any camera (under $850) for photographing active children indoors without a flash.

For indoor flash shots, the Sony S600 is a good choice.
It has a very bright flash that can cover a distance of 23 feet. And it will do as well as other cameras for those indoor shots without a flash.

Here is a review of the Sony S600:

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2006_reviews/s600.html

As you found out, the Sony W7 does a poor job on any indoor shot. The Sony P100, P150 and P200 have the same problem.

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Thanks
by george3_om / March 8, 2006 11:18 AM PST
In reply to: Kids in motion

Thanks for your helpful comments and the link referral! (Also interesting your price point of ~$850 for a camera capable of taking pictures without a flash indoors.)

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Price Point
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / March 8, 2006 11:08 PM PST
In reply to: Thanks

For a Canon 350D Rebel DSLR and a Canon 50mm f1.8 lens.

About $850....

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