Minimum specs for sports shots?

Started Feb 26, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Minimum specs for sports shots?
Feb 26, 2014

Hi all. New to the forum and digital SLR. Long ago I used film but have been out of it for a while unless you count snapshot cameras or my phone. Anyway...

I'm looking to buy a proper DSLR this week with the goal of capturing a variety of shots. Landscape and portrait will be included but my focus will be on kayak and surfing photography. Also, I will likely be shooting professional motorcycle racing(MotoGP, WSBK, AMA) and possibly Formula One and SCCA auto racing. And last but not least, I like to camp and think I might try timelapse night sky shots.

Is this too big a list for one camera?

I've been looking at Nikon. The D7100 looks great but a bit pricey considering everything else I need to get started. Would the D5300 be sufficient for the kind of shots I'd like to take?


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Nikon D3300 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Apple iPhone 5s
Nikon D5300 Nikon D7100
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