01-04-2023 03:37 PM
I have had my EOS Rebel XT for 16 years, I use it mostly for my kids sports with EF 75-300mm 1:4-5.6 III lens and love it for outdoor sports but not indoor sports so I am finally looking to upgrade and I really want something that will take great sports photos both indoors and outdoors.
Can anyone give input on which Canon cameras would be a good upgrade for shooting sports and are under $3000?
01-04-2023 03:58 PM
I recommend the EOS R7.
01-04-2023 04:08 PM - edited 01-04-2023 04:20 PM
I would agree with John here, but will offer two options, both based on the new R-series bodies that are Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras (MILCs). The new R-series cameras offer huge improvements over what you have previously used - these include tracking for eyes of people, animals and even folks in cars or wearing goggles. The body is stabilized, and used with RF lenses - which are themselves stabilized, will give you a much steadier shot, especially in low light.
1. The R7 will be a major step up from the current camera. It also has a crop 32.5MP sensor and has all of the features above, but may suffer a bit in low light work because of its smaller sensor size.
2. The Canon EOS R6 is a full-frame camera with 20MP, but has definitely got better low light performance. It too has all of the features above. There is a refurbished one on the Canon store AT THIS LINK
However, the body is not the only thing. You need a optic
Personally, for your budget, I would recommend the RF 24-240mm lens. I have one and it a a brilliant optic that will mean you don't have to change lenses to go from relatively closeup to distance work. If you are likely to work at a greater distance all the time, the RF 100-400 is a highly-respected lens too, while obviously biased towards the long end. Both of these have image stabilization that will work with the camera's stabilization.
01-04-2023 04:11 PM
01-04-2023 04:19 PM
I have added some more information in my post FWIW
03/02/2023: New Firmware Updates Are Available:EOS R7 - Version 1.3.0EOS R10 - Version 1.3.0
2/07/2023: New product announcements!EOS R8 EOS R50RF-S55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STMRF24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STMRF15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM
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