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    01-19-2009, 12:23 PM
  #1
Yearling
what is best camera for low light arena actions shots

The camera I have is not able to take photos in riding arenas. The pictures either come out very dark, because the light in arenas is often dim, or if I set it to let in more light the pictures are completely blurry, because, of course, the horses are usually moving! I know I may need to spend a bit to get a camera that can take good quality photos. I have no idea where to start looking and was hoping someone had a type of camera that worked well for them in this situation. Thanks
     
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    01-19-2009, 02:45 PM
  #2
Weanling
Kodak's are usually really good for that. My friend has one that she took a picture of me at night with the lights off in my room and the pic turned out like there was light in my room.
     
    01-19-2009, 02:59 PM
  #3
Started
Fujifilm cameras would be good too... mine automatically adjusts in any lighting so that the picture comes out as good as it can in very dark or very light places. My Fujifilm cost 140 dollars, but I had to also by an XD card, though, because it won't use a regular SD card... but I can get over a thousand pictures at the highest quality with my XD card, and it only brought the cost up to about 170 dollars. It was worth it in my opinion, too, as it takes GREAT action shots no matter the lighting and has 80 minutes of great quality video play on it.
     
    01-19-2009, 03:57 PM
  #4
Yearling
The Fuji F-10 or 11
     
    01-19-2009, 07:33 PM
  #5
Foal
Any camera with a wide aperture and good ISO range :)
     
    01-19-2009, 09:30 PM
  #6
Yearling
Thanks, that gives me a starting point for research. I tried Wolfcamera.com and did not make much progress. Sounded like I needed to spend a fortune. I will look up all the ones suggested. I will ask for wide aperature and good ISO and will sound like I know what I am talking about! Curious, horsegirl123, was your friend's camera a digital camera?
     
    01-20-2009, 07:56 AM
  #7
Weanling
Yes, it was. The model was: Kodak EASYSHARE M763 Digital camera- compact- 7.2 Megapixel- 3 from $89- $159.
     
    01-20-2009, 03:35 PM
  #8
Yearling
Thanks, I will look into that one too.
     
    01-20-2009, 11:14 PM
  #9
Foal
Nikon and Canon are the best brands out there for cameras. If you want good photos, as a general rule (not to say you can't take good photos with lesser quality cameras) you could be paying upwards of 175 - 400. The camera that I would suggest as any easy to use point and shoot would be the Nikon Coolpix. It takes clear, beautiful pictures even if you are an amateur. The settings are easy to use and are well set up to take pictures in every circumstance. If you wanted to spend a bit more money you can always look into SLR cameras. They are more expensive but the quality of the photographs coming from an SLR is superior. I would suggest a Nikon D40, or anything in that line.

Best of luck in your search for the right camera!! Also, the people working at the store are always very knowledgable. They will be able to help you as well.

Edited to add:

http://www.google.com/products/catal...029#ps-sellers this looks like it could be a good option if a bit more expensive...

Whereas this
http://www.google.com/products/catal...356#ps-sellers would be very practical =)
     
    01-21-2009, 01:50 AM
  #10
Yearling
Thanks Pekoe. When I went to one of those links I ended up at www.digitalSLR-guide It answered all my questions in laymans terms. Very informative and now I understand what I need for action low light photos. I notice those features are spendy, (but of course). So I may not get all that I want but I don't feel so baffled anymore. Great help everyone.
     

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