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Like Most People I need Help Choosing The Right Camera.

by BrmbMatt / September 17, 2008 10:41 PM PDT

I am in the price range of $400-$500 and will use the camera for Nature,including lighting, general pictures of my friends, sport shots,(football) (hockey)(soccer) and anything else you can think of.

any help would be greatly appreciated.

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really depends

If you want best image quality with some focal length and are able to push the camera, then I would say the G9 or G10(which will be out shortly). If you're just looking for one that will take very good photos and have a large focal range, then I'd look at the Canon S5IS or the Panasonic FZ18. I also hope that the hockey your talking about is field hockey, because indoors hockey will be pretty much impossible for any point and shoot.

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Like Most People I need Help Choosing The Right Camera.
by angevin1 / September 19, 2008 12:07 PM PDT

Consider a used Nikon D70 that can be had over at KEH.com for about $350.00 plus a (NEW)50mm lens for $100.00...great cam, great lens!

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but

We don't know if he knows how to use a DSLR or is willing to put in the effort. The other problem is that he'd be stuck with a focal length of about 80mm. DSLRs are a very expensive investment with lens and so on.

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