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    Default Camera for animal photography?

    Hi all.

    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!

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    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
    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)
    Also, get yourself one of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Easy-Cam-d...item2a1cf40895

    Cheers!


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    Last edited by Chris Cool; 05-05-12 at 02:41 PM.

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