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by sdanes / December 3, 2008 3:18 AM PST

I am finding it hard to find the information I need. I have a Canon POwershot A59oIS point and shoot. My wife wants to upgrade. We will keep the simple Canon. She wants a DSLR to get better pictures. We have kids that are active. I want to be able to take more rapid pictures per second and also to improve the overall quality of the pcitures.
I do not want to spend the money to get the lens, flash, and body. Are there any other options. I have looked at the more involved point and shoot like the Canon powershot SX101S or the SOny Cyber shot DSCH50. What can I do for under $500.

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Next step from the little point-and-shoots
by Dduck1965 / December 3, 2008 6:50 AM PST
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I couldn't afford to jump right in to the DSLR field, so I have been making the migration from the pocket point-and-shoot cameras in stages and have had good luck with first the Sony DSC H1 and about 2 years later, the Olympus SP570 UZ.

Both are good cameras and there are plenty of reviews out there. Both have advantages and disadvantages, but I'm pretty happy with the results. And neither was prohibitively expensive.

I'd also recommend the Sony DSC H5. My grandson got one from his other grandmother and got some really good pictures with it during his Europe trip last spring.

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by snapshot2 Forum moderator / December 3, 2008 6:59 AM PST
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As with most things, it is impossible to say, which is faster.
It depends upon what type of shooting you are doing.

Let me add one more camera to your list.
The new G10. It is Canon's premium camera in the non DSLR area.
It has a shot-to-shot time of 2 seconds without flash and 2.5 seconds with flash.
The shutter lag is only 0.2 second.
The Continuous shooting speed (without flash) is 1.5 frames per second.

Canon SX10IS (figures based on the S5 IS):
Shot-to-shot - 1.3 seconds without flash, 2.4 to 3.5 seconds with flash.
Shutter lag of 0.3 second.
Continuous (without flash) is 1 frame per second.

Sony H50
Shot-to-shot - 1.4 seconds without flash, 2.4 seconds with flash.
Shutter lag of 0.4 second.
Continuous (without flash) is 0.6 to 1.6 frames per second.
..(after 10 shots, the speed drops to less than 1.6 frames per second).

Note: All figures are while using a high speed memory card in the cameras.

All have excellent lenses and take quality pictures.

Picture quality while shooting in low light (without flash) will be no better than the Canon A590IS you have now.
If you want improved low light picture quality, you need a DSLR camera.

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