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    go pros are fantastic, used them for my bicycle riding. I'm no photographer but it is a hobby. I have a dslr and the video quality is supreme. these days you can get some cracking deals new but also on 2nd hand basic to mid range models of dslr. as Andy said a better quality compact may be better for yourself, especially if its solely for this purpose, but if you think you may get into it a bit more then id opt for the dslr every time, your gonna miss out on how much freedom you have if you do get into it.
    wee story..... my mate bought a canon dslr, it was a basic model, he started filming things, making little videos of random stuff, he then filmed a couple of weddings, then did some filming for an online magazine of bike parts being manufactured by hope in barnoldswick, off the back of that and the silly things he did to start off with he got a regular filming slot for them, he's now an accomplished videographer, all this because he just bought a camera... he, from my knowledge does not have any formal qualifications but his work is amazing. he now has a couple of top end dslr's, drones with camera mounts, gopro professional set ups, the works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy carson View Post
    no worries, ive just spunked over 500 quid on a new compact camera just because of the lens on it for one certain type of photography haha... now if only i could get bloody paid for it more!!!

    my website btw if you fancy a look at it.
    A Northern Photographer - HOME
    lovely photos andy. nice site.

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    cheers, think the lambos set it off :P

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    yeah they are nice. I'm more a fan of rocket ships disguised as estates..... rs6? that'll do nicely

    in your water section the ones with the weirs, the one at the end with what looks like an old mill, albeit a small one, really like that.
    water is a firm favourite of mine to shoot, so many things can be done with it. spent hours photographing rain hitting a railing on the balcony of my rented flat, wasn't really sure what I was trying to achieve but in the end, out of over 1000 photos from it I got 3 photos worth keeping, of the 3 there was only one nice one.

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    love the photography, mainly action shots of the dogs, not got the best of cameras but got a decent lens. Canon 450d but got the 70-300 f4 L series lens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by itsnoteasy View Post
    love the photography, mainly action shots of the dogs, not got the best of cameras but got a decent lens. Canon 450d but got the 70-300 f4 L series lens.
    450 is a great camera, a friend used to have one. he's sold tons of the photos he's taken with the 450. I bought the 500d just because it did video, something that in the end I never really used....
    ended up selling it and bought a 7d instead, more for the fps it can fire at. sounds amazing at full chat.
    I've got the efs 15-85mm lens, this lens and the 7d were more or less made hand in hand with each other, for an efs lens the quality is stunning. also had a nice telephoto lens but sold it as it never got used.
    the lens mainly on the camera is the good old canon fantastic plastic 50mm 1.8f £70 brand new and the value for money is simply unmatched.
    if I need a tele lens I borrow one of someone else now. I borrowed a Canon 80-200 F2.8 L aka the "Magic Drainpipe" from a mate while I was on holiday. loved it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haggishunter View Post
    450 is a great camera, a friend used to have one. he's sold tons of the photos he's taken with the 450. I bought the 500d just because it did video, something that in the end I never really used....
    ended up selling it and bought a 7d instead, more for the fps it can fire at. sounds amazing at full chat.
    I've got the efs 15-85mm lens, this lens and the 7d were more or less made hand in hand with each other, for an efs lens the quality is stunning. also had a nice telephoto lens but sold it as it never got used.
    the lens mainly on the camera is the good old canon fantastic plastic 50mm 1.8f £70 brand new and the value for money is simply unmatched.
    if I need a tele lens I borrow one of someone else now. I borrowed a Canon 80-200 F2.8 L aka the "Magic Drainpipe" from a mate while I was on holiday. loved it.
    If I could have afforded the f2.8 the version of mine I would have jumped at the chance but even second hand they were about£8-900 at the time, I doubt they are much different now as they seem to hold their value.
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    Quote Originally Posted by haggishunter View Post
    yeah they are nice. I'm more a fan of rocket ships disguised as estates..... rs6? that'll do nicely

    in your water section the ones with the weirs, the one at the end with what looks like an old mill, albeit a small one, really like that.
    water is a firm favourite of mine to shoot, so many things can be done with it. spent hours photographing rain hitting a railing on the balcony of my rented flat, wasn't really sure what I was trying to achieve but in the end, out of over 1000 photos from it I got 3 photos worth keeping, of the 3 there was only one nice one.
    Just outside Applebey that, Rutter Force. Really easy to get photos of with the bridge across the river at the ford below it

    DSLR would be the best route to go down agreed, i was just thinking of expense if it was going to be used just for cue action and maybe family or holiday shots, plus buying a DSLR you can say goodbye to any savings in the bank account with new lenses and bits coming out all the time.....

    just shot an all day music event yesterday and out of roughly 800 photos, kept under 200! always work at the 1/4 ratio if possible to chuckers and keepers, especially on a paid shoot like that (free ale from 2pm to 12am......)

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    Depends how much you want to spend and if its going to be used for anything else.

    Shooting in low light is a challenge, video will be grainy/noisy on cheaper cameras, might still be good enough to use as a analysis tool.

    If it's only for snooker and you don't want to spend a lot then one of the gopro copies will be good enough, they're small and light and easy to setup with different mounts.

    If you want to take holiday/family memory snaps as well then a good compact is a good choice as suggested earlier.

    For better quality then a micro four thirds camera with separate lens will do pretty much anything most people would want (including 30" x 20" prints).

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    thanks for all the replies guys

    I think it will be this one, http://www.trustedreviews.com/sony-rx100-ii-review

    looks like good allround performance (also in low light / inside), small and also nice for photo/video besides snooker

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