Best point-and-shoot camera for motorbike racing

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Re: Best point-and-shoot camera for motorbike racing

John Crowe wrote:

I started motorsports photography with about 6 major events from 1984 to 1990. I have been going to 2-4 major events each year for the past 20 years.

A lot of camera and lens upgrades over the years were key to getting awesome images.

Like others I wonder why you would only be interested in this as a one off event. Getting memorable images of motor sporting events is not easy. If this is truly a one off event, and you don't even intend to use a camera for any other purpose then I would stick with your phone.

If you chose to proceed definitely buy used to maximize your budget. Check and see if any P&S has fast AF. Focus on 24/25mm to 400/2000mm focal length bodies. The last P&S I had was useless for sports due to awful AF.

The RX10-IV has a 24 to 600mm-EFL @ f/2.4-4 w/ 9 to 34ms "C"/PD-AF @ 25fps.

Should that be OK ???

The alternative is an intro APS-C or 4/3 body with xx-300mm zoom. Chose thoughtfully so you can use it going forward for other photographic interests.

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