Simple system for the wife to shoot youth soccer

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ImBatman Junior Member • Posts: 39
Simple system for the wife to shoot youth soccer

I'm looking for a simple, bang-for-the-buck camera/lens for the wife to shoot outdoor youth soccer. Here are the parameters I'm looking for:

  • Budget of around $1,000 (used is perfectly acceptable);
  • Preferably an interchangeable lens system;
  • Easy to operate and focus on fast-moving soccer players; 
  • Ability to shoot in RAW;
  • Reach of at least 300mm (35mm equiv); 

We're already invested in Nikon and m4/3, but I'm open to other brands.

The Sony A-series is intriguing, but I don't have any experience with the Sony A-series. Seems like it might be a good option. There are a lot of things that make me think mirrorless would be easier for her to use than a DSLR.

Your ideas are much appreciated. Thanks.

 ImBatman's gear list:ImBatman's gear list
Canon ELPH 310 HS Nikon D7000 Olympus OM-D E-M5 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4-5.6 R +4 more
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