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I’m planning to start a business of shooting sporting events – specifically triathlons, gymnastics, and rodeos. I’ve been doing a ton of reading on cameras and it’s time to start asking questions. I am looking at prosumer models and would like to be in the $1,500 range if possible. I am flexible on all points if necessary.
I’m leaning toward Flash Memory or HDD. I’m reading that it is more durable than MiniDV or DVD.
Low light performance is a factor when it comes to gymnastics. Some venues have horrible lighting and I would not be able to use a light source when recording. Some indoor rodeoarenas are equally poorly lit.
HD v SD. Not sure about this one. Seems like SD would work for my purposes, but if I can get what I want with HD at a doable price I’ll take it.
I’m hoping to do this as a side business. Therefore, I’m not going all out on the budget, but want a ‘professional’ quality to the work I would be doing.
Initially, I had tried to narrow down my camera search to a few, but I don’t want to list them here for fear of getting feedback on those alone. I’m open to all suggestions and want to know which ones would fit my needs the best.
thanks this was helpful