Camera for animal photography?
I hope you can help me - i'm a complete novice, and I am looking for a camera suitable for taking photos of moving animals (particuarly whales and dolphins, from a boat) - so the shutter speed has to be good.
It also needs to have a decent zoom.
I've used high quality canon/nikon cameras with telephoto lenses before and taken some great shots, but my budget (and travelling luggage allowance!) won't stretch that far!
My budget is ideally less than £400 (although the cheaper the better!). I don't have a preference between DSLR and compact - if you can advise me on a compact with a good zoom and a fast shutter speed i'd happily consider that. If you advise a DSLR, should I keep the lense that comes with a new camera body, or try and find the camera body second hand and buy a different lense?
Thanks in advance for your help!
Hi and welcome.
I suggest you look at the Panasonic FZ150 http://www.photographyblog.com/revie..._fz150_review/
Understanding Panning http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/p...hnique-motion/ and pre-focus http://digital-photography-school.co...at-shutter-lag With those two mastered. You can shoot with anything!
Also helpful on the FZ150
Also, get yourself one of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Easy-Cam-d...item2a1cf40895
Continuous Shooting Mode Full- Resolution Image: 12 frames/sec Max. 12 images (Standard / Fine Mode), / with AF Tracking: 5.5 frames/sec, 2 frames/sec / High- speed Burst: approx. 40 frames/sec / (recorded in 5M for 4:3, 4.5M for 3:2, 3.5M for 16:9, 3.5M for 1:1) / approx. 60 frames/sec / (recorded in 2.5M for 4:3, 3M for 3:2, 3.5M for 16:9, 2M for 1:1)
Last edited by Chris Cool; 05-05-12 at 03:41 PM.