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Camera for my mother

So my Mom is looking for a new camera and I told her I'd help her track something down. Here's what she is looking for.

1)A semi-compact to compact camera. Doesn't have to be tiny, but a bulk SLR sized body.
2)A fast camera. The majority of her photography will be of her grandkids, who are all very young and moving. So she needs a camera that can take photos quickly and not have a long lag time between shots.
3) A good sized LCD screen.

I would say in importance, camera speed is probably number 1. Now I would like to add that my mom is almost 60 years old. i know many cameras will give you shutter speed options to get a faster shot, but that's beyond her capabilities. What she really needs is something very easy to operate with minimal tinkering and all of the extra features aren't really needed.


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Mom's Camera

Take a look at the Canon SD1300.
It has a short shutter lag (0.2 sec).
Sharp photos.


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Intelligent Auto

Choose a camera with Intelligent Auto (Canon calls theirs Smart Auto), which analyzes the scene and adjusts the camera for the optimal exposure. It is not foolproof, but it will give a better chance of getting the picture than a regular automatic mode.

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