Hi wanataka – 

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Hi wanataka – 

 

I wouldn't buy a DSLR for sports or events (no video viewfinder, unless you spend the extra money for a loupe or EVF; limited to 30 minutes of coontinuous recording – so no speeches, plays or sermons; and poor in-camera stabilization).

 

The one interchangeable lens camera brand that can do this job in your price range is Panasonic, with their mirrorless DSLMs.  These cameras, unlike DSLRs, have built-in EVFs, essentially unlimited continuous recording, and unlike most DSLRs (with the exception of the Nikon D3300 and D5300) records at frame rates up to 1080/60p for smooth action and slow motion.

 

 

This is what the $678 Panasonic G6 (on sale with the kit lens as of this post) can do on the ski slopes:

 

 

 

 

 

I am a Panasonic GH3 shooter.  It adds a headphone jack, an all-metal splashproof body and a choice of codecs and higher bit rates to the G6's terrific image quality.

 

Here is what this $1000 camera can do:

 

 

 

 

 

If you prefer the camcorder form factor and you want to shoot skiing, you need world-class stabilization.  Sony camcorders are almost unequaled in this regard.

 

Here is a comparison of GoPro video and the Sony CX730 (the consumer version of the $1849 pro NX30 – please watch at 1080p):

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bac0m_V3iTE

 

 

Here is what the NX30 can do on a vehicle mount:

 

 

http://vimeo.com/39824407

 

 

If your budget is $2500 – you can actually afford to buy both the NX30 with a G6 backup 🙂

 

Hope this is helpful,

 

Bill

Hybrid Camera Revolution

 

 

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