Those three cameras are in contention for the same customer and are very much alike as to features, and picture quality.
The picture quality is very good for all of them.
Very sharp lenses.
You will be happy with any of the three.
For figures on shutter lag and shot-to-shot time, I have three links for you.
It is hard to summarize those numbers, so read them for yourself.
You will find that each of the three links will contain a paragraph (or two) on performance.
I could not find a comparable review on the Canon SX10IS, so I have substituted the review of the older model (S5 IS). These is usually very little difference in these figures from year to year. So it will serve as a guide-line.
I have read so many of the threads - and the answers come close - but I need to ask for help before I purchase. I need a new camera and I am on the fence between 3 -- can you offer insight based on the needs I have:
Budget : 300 - 600
Size : Small is nice - but not important vs quality of pictures
Type of photos: Children, Family - Action . Ability to capture fast shot to shot - especially when child is jumping on horseback. Indoor photos will also be shot.(indoor sports, plays, etc.) ( My current P&S has such a long delay when trying to shoot an indoor picture - the shot has long past before it takes the pic. )
Would also like the camera to shoot short videos.
Telephoto is important without losing image quality.
Will print photos in 4x6 for most part - at times 5x7.
Also would like it to have good image stabilization.
The cameras I have been reading about are :
Canon DSC H50, Panasonic DMC - FZ28 , and Canon SX10 IS
Would love to get your thoughts -- I do not replace my camera often - maybe every 2 years or so .