First a word about flash.....
After a flash, it takes a period of time to recharge the capacitor that fires the flash.
That time is affected by how fresh the battery is, and how far away the subject is.
Regarding shot-to-shot time:
I don't know of any database that has this information in a format that will let you easily compare many cameras.
However, the information is available.
If you want to spend the time, here is where to find it.
Go to the reviews at Steve'e Digicams:
Go to the review of the camera that you are interested in. Then go the the page titled ''Steves Conclusions''.
There you will find a paragraph that talks about performance. In that paragraphy you will find information about shot-to-shot, burst, and continuous timings.
What are some good digital cameras (not professional/SLR quality, if possible) with low shot delays? My current 3 megapixel Sony DSC-P52 simply takes too long between shots for my taste. I understand there are burst fire modes, and I'll certainly consider that. But what I'm really looking for is a camera that can go from one photo to another (including flash) in the shortest amount of time.
As far as I can tell, there isn't a term for the time delay between shots (the time it takes from the moment it takes a photo, with flash, to the moment it takes the next photo, again with flash, assuming I keep pushing the button). If there is, please lt me know.