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"Stafford A. Rau" <firstname.lastname@example.org> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> I'm in the market for a low to mid-priced digital camera, in the
> $300-$400 (USD) range. I'd like to know what features I should look at
> most carefully, particularly as I'm perusing the digital camera review
> My primary use will be for taking stills of outdoor and
> indoor/arena/barn canine sporting events, such as canine agility and
> sheep herding trials.
> I'd like a decent zoom, but more importantly something that will take
> nice clear pictures of fast moving dogs.
> Should also be reasonably easy to use, and suitable for casual family
> snapshots, etc. 3 to 4 MP should be quite sufficient.
> Not looking for an underwater camera, but rugged enough to be ok for
> outdoor use in the Pacific Northwest (US) drizzle.
> Thanks much,
> Stafford A. Rau
As you will likely need higher ISO (400 and above) to capture action with
zoom somewhere in tele range you should look for a cam with a larger
sensor than usual ZLR's or P&S's in order to keep noise low. I guess, if
you want to have good results you'll have to go for a DSLR like the Canon
300D and similar.