Stop Action Camera

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  1. Riverdog

    Riverdog New Member

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    I am a coach of a 12u travel baseball team. I would like to be able to take stop-action images of my players hitting (swinging) and pitching so I can evaulate them and show them the areas they need to work on. Something like 6-10 frames per second?!!. Also do not want to break the bank !!
    Thanks in advance for any input to my question.

    Riverdog
     
  2. KCook

    KCook Well-Known Member

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    Depends on the resolution needed. Many point-and-shoot cameras with modest price tags will shoot 30 fps video. But the image size will be 640x480. There are also a few P&S models that give the fps you want with a 1Mp image size (sensor crop). If you need, say 5Mp, that will limit the selection to pretty expensive cameras.

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    usapatriot Well-Known Member

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    I am guessing that you want a photo camera and not a video camera.

    Well then your best bet would be a mid-range DSLR like the Canon EOS 40D or Nikon D300 which can both shoot at around 6 frames per second.

    You would then use a fast shutter speed and the camera's burst shooting function to shoot your players and get the shots that you want. Remember a DSLR is not a point & shoot and therefore there is a learning curve involved before you get decent shots.
     
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