Cameras forum

General discussion

Which digital camera should I get?

by mmmkish / February 29, 2008 4:11 PM PST

I want to get a digital camera that can take shots of my two children (2yrs and 3yrs,9mths). My two kids move like lightning so I need something that can keep up. It also has to be less than $300.00.

Any suggestions?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Which digital camera should I get?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Which digital camera should I get?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Indoor Shutter Lag
by AndyfromVA / February 29, 2008 9:15 PM PST

Most compact digital cameras have very short shutter lag when shooting under normal conditions. The problem is that they all take longer when shooting indoors, under low-light conditions because they are searching for focus. DSLR's focus very quickly indoors, but they are quite expensive, but compact cameras vary. I have 2 compact Canons which focus quickly indoors, and I've read that Sony and Casio also are quick focusing cameras indoors. However, Nikon's compact cameras seem to have focusing problems in low light.

Collapse -
My suggestion
by mike_july17 / February 29, 2008 11:10 PM PST

I have found that my Samsung Digimax A6 (I am in UK, name may be different in US) works very well for photographing my kids birthday parties, indoors and out. I have recommended this make to others. It has been superceded and the replacement is probably even better.

Don't be fooled into thinking that more megapixels is better. The Digimax A6 has 6 megapixels and easily makes good prints up to 11inches by 8inches. I have found that cramming more pixels onto the small sensor increases noise especially in poor lighting.

Collapse -
NEW technology FOR you
by leoham / March 1, 2008 8:47 AM PST

The new Canon power shot SD1100 or A590 will do the job
both of them have IMAGE STABILIZER (IS) for ur movment in 3 deffrent
modes continuos, shoot only and panning which u can find only in
Canon. these two models have new thing for u that they have
MOTION DETECTION technology with face TRACKING also which
will Reduce the Blur automatically.

Collapse -
Indoor kids photos
by hjfok / March 3, 2008 11:06 AM PST

Unfortunately none of the compacts will do a very good job. But D-SLR will be more than 10x your budget to get good results (to get fast lenses on top of the D-SLR camera body).
You will need high ISO or use flash to freeze action in low light. There are not that many compacts that have acceptable noise at high ISO. The Fuji compacts probably are the best with high ISO, but still a long shot from an entry level D-SLR.
You can also practice and learn how to anticipate the peak moment and compensate for the delay of your current compact camera, using flash to freeze the action.

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

CNET FORUMS TOP DISCUSSION

Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?