Question about Nikon D40x Digital Camera
When I set the camera on "sports" and use it outdoors for baseball or football, the shots are great even when the person is moving quickly. But when I use the camera indoors with the same setting for volleyball or basketball all of the action shots are blurred. The shutter speeds show to be much slower indoors than out. I am sure that is because of the amount of light indoors. My question is "Can I take action shots indoors?"
Yes. The question is how good they'll turn out.
You're right that it's because it's darker indoors. You can compensate for this at least in part by raising the ISO. This runs the risk of increased noise, but given the choice between a noisy pic and no pic...
A fast lens may get you a stop or two, but they're expen$ive.
A third option is to increase the amount of light. Multiple flashes around the basket, for example. Or floodlights mounted on the roof...
Posted on Dec 30, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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