Minimal digital camera spec for decent tank pics?

Gerryd

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Hi all,

I want to buy a new digital camera and would like to use it to get some decent pics of the fish and plants.

I would like it to be for general use as well, but be able to catch a fish in motion, or at least not be totally blurry :)

Do I need a 35mm to do so, or would one of the >10 megapixels pocket cameras suffice?

Please note that I THINK I can point and shoot, but not sure lol

Thanks much.

Sorry if this is off topic.......
 

Tom Barr

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The Canon powershots are decent, 300$ range.

I keep a little smaller camera, a pentax WP80 optimo, it's water proof and shock proof etc, 10 MP etc, smaller, about the same of a pack of cigarettes. Then use the DSLR for other things.

There's a trade off.
The software that came with the Pentax is pretty good, better than Canon's.

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bradac56

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If your looking for a general all around good digital SLR then take a look at the 'Canon EOS Rebel XS 10.10MP' it's the entry line camera for the Rebel series and can be found on sale for around $300-$350 (normally about $450). The best part about the rebels is you can get allot of lenses and external parts (flashes, tripods, etc) for it if you want to get more into photography down the road.

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The Powershots are a great still shot camera but it will be a bit slow for fast shots like at the kids soccer/baseball/football games.

- Brad
 

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Hi all,

Well, as an INTERIM and all purpose camera while I learn more about photography in general and just play around.....

I chose the Canon Powershot SD780is. Was on sale and with emp disc of 15%, was about $185....I have a 4gb sdhc card so am good to go for plenty of shots. EZ download/xfer software too...

So, I didn't overspend and will last for a long time and haven't dented the budget for a better SLR...I can already use it so must be simple, right???

Brad, I already see what you mean about soccer matches and stuff, as the cats turn their heads, and poof, the shot is c**p lol But I like so much else about it. But the video makes up for it

It easily does movies (I tried already and will be posting tank video on Youtube soon) and has AUTO mode (for dummies like me) and manual mode as I hopefully learn more :)

I can play with this a lot and since is so compact is great for vacations and such.

I will post a side by side with my old 2.3 mp HP 612 and the SD780. Is hysterical and looks like the first cell phones to the modern day equivalent lol

Thanks,
 
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