Will the 510 be sufficient?

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Will the 510 be sufficient?
Mar 19, 2009

Looking to purchase a first D-SLR. I have the ability to get a very good price on the 510 camera and just looking for some opinions if you think It will be good enough.

I know the E-3 is the latest and greatest but it's a bit much to jump into that price range. I am not a photographer, not looking to do anything professional. What I want a D-SLR for is to capture my childrens sporting events. Some indoor, some outdoor.

I tried with the SP-560 and I have only a few decent outdoor pictures, nothing usable from the indoor games. Will the 510 be a big improvement over the SP-560? Shutter speed seems to be a problem, blurring....also autofocus is slow for sports.

Will the kit lenses be good enough also or would I need to upgrade the lense?

I know this may be hard to answer (predict what I will be satisfied with) but I am looking for opinions.

Thanks!

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