Digital Photography/shutter speed


Hi Vipin,
I want to buy a digital camera with a shutter speed fast enough that I can capture birds and other fast moving creatures with one shot (not multiple shots).
Also I would like it to be small so that I can carry it in my fanny pack.
Thanks for your help.

Hey Jo

Capturing birds and fast moving creatures is one of the most difficult and complex type of photography.

Ideally, you need a camera with a fast shutter speed to freeze the moment, but it would be advisable to take multiple shots to increase the probability of getting the perfect shot. You would need a camera with manual controls, that allow you to set the shutter speed manually.

The following models allow you to do that:

Canon : Powershot SX 160, SX170, SX 240, SX260
Sony  : HX50v

The above models are the only pocketable ones having reasonable zoom and manual controls. It would be advisable to go for longer zoom (and bigger) cameras, as the subjects mentioned would be usually far away.

Please feel free to get in touch for any further clarifications.



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