I want a fast camera with zoom. Help.

Started Jul 10, 2013 | Questions thread
confyushis Senior Member • Posts: 1,070
compromises ...

teacherBrooke wrote:

My two main issues with this camera is that it doesn't have enough zoom, like for graduation ceremonies, etc.

the canon sx50 has a huge 50x zoom range ... much more than your current camera's 5x zoom ...

The other issue is that is just isn't fast enough for capturing moving kids. My camera produces good still shots, but blurry image when the kids are moving. Any recommendations?

capturing moving kids typically needs a high shutter speed (and a camera capable of selecting a high shutter speed+ ... i don't think your camera has a shutter-priority mode, and while the sx50 does, it's sensor is very small like your current camera which means pretty poor low-light/action shots ...

a camera with 7x zoom AND a slightly larger sensor than your camera is the nikon p7700 ... it also has a shutter priority mode for potentially better photos of those fast kids ... currently $389

a typical rule of thumb for compact cameras:  more zoom = less low-light/action ...

hope this helps ...

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