What is the best digital camera for photographing fast moving objects? (sports, children, animals)

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Re: What is the best digital camera for photographing fast moving objects?
In reply to scorrpio, Apr 10, 2013

scorrpio wrote:

Best would be a Canon 1Dx with appropriate lens (i.e. 300mm f/2.8L II IS USM)  But that's a $10000+ package.

Perhaps. Having used both I'd argue that the D4 would be a slightly stronger option.

Next best would probably be a 7D with something like a 70-200 f/2.8L II IS USM, but that's a roughly $4000 package.

Highly doubtful. There are several bodies that I'd say are better at that kind of work than the 7D.

Under $1000...   I'd say your best bet is to hit ebay,    You can get a Canon 50D body for $400-500, and you can find a Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 HSM (non-OS) for $500-600.

Agreed about the eBay for a lens, although I don't think I'd go with the 50D. Perhaps an A57 which could be purchased new.

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