I'm a lingerie blogger who often attends trade shows where catwalks showcase the next season's collection. I'm not a photographer but have a Fuji Finepix S 5600
that I use for the shows, which isn't cutting it. I need to get something better suited to catwalk photography, but don't want to spend the earth. I'm hoping to find a reasonably priced camera that can handle these things very well:
1) Very short delay between photographs -- some models don't even bother stopping at the end of the catwalk to pose (haven't they watched Top Model
?) so getting a few shots in is essential to get a good picture. With my current camera you have to take a photo, wait 3 seconds, and by then she's gone.
2) Works with catwalk lighting -- this one might be my own ignorance at how to handle my Fuji, but my dream camera would be able to cope with the harsh catwalk lights without washing out the models. I'm not sure if this means a powerful flash or a setting on the camera?
3) Magazine-quality image size -- I sometimes freelance and it would be great if i could send in my photos for magazines to use. My 5MP at full-size doesn't quite cut it
4) Brilliant image stabilization -- my number one problem right now is fuzzy pictures - i've played around with settings on my curent camera to correct for this, but i'd love to have a camera that can just cope with taking clear shots of moving people.
I'm hoping for something under £500 if possible - i'm also happy to buy from the US. If you think my current camera is up to scratch and I'm just not using it properly, i'd love to hear that too. Thanks in advance and I welcome any advice!