-- I don't want to spend too much. Maybe $200-$300. Should I save more first?
2) What experience do you already have with cameras? Have you ever even used one before? Have you helped your friend out with his camera? Have you owned your own?
--I don't really have any experience, just using cameras that people let me use. I've used my dad's Maxxum Minolta 5000, which is an old film camera he's had since the 90's.
2) What gear, if any, do you currently have? (tripod, old camera lenses, mics, etc)
--My dad's camera has a 70mm lense on it and a smaller extra one. I'm not sure if they're interchangeable with a different camera or not.
4) What are you planning to shoot and how do you want to use your camera? Are you going to use this with the sole purpose of shooting skiing? or do you think you might try other stuff as well (movies, documentaries, short films, etc)
--Not really sure how to answer this one. I guess nature mostly.
5) Do you want a camera that you can hand to your friends, that could or could not have film experience, and let them shoot you? or will you be doing all the filming?
--I'd prefer if I could just hand it to someone and they could take picture with auto focus.
6) When filming skiing, how do you tend to shoot? (follow cams, leave it on record on a tripod and hike, film from a tripod, etc)
--Won't be doing any filming.
7) What computer do you currently have/use to edit (if not currently editing, what would you most likely use)? If you can provide specifics, such as hard drive space, RAM, processor size, that would be great.
Dell XPS M1530
450GB Hard Drive
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.10GHz
7) What program do you currently edit on? How familiar are you with it (1- just learning; 10- I can make tutorials and know the keyboard layout)
--I have GIMP. So, a 1.
Any other information needed?