A reader asked Popular Photography a pretty common question...
Q: I want to photograph sports and nature (especially landscapes and animals), and I want to spend under $450. Any compacts fit the bill?
Here are the criteria they set for that sort of picture taking:
A: A lot of great compact digital cameras cost $450 or less these days. But for sports and nature photography, you'll want a model that has a long zoom lens with at least an f/2.8 aperture at the wide end -- a must for existing-light photography and extended flash range.
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