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Fast digital camera

by bpurs001 / February 27, 2010 3:41 AM PST

I am looking for a digital camera with these requirements:

- little to no shutter lag (very important as I am often taking pictures with people in a hurry and many of my pictures have people with turned heads because my camera is just too slow)

- good quality

- decent zoom

I have found some shutter comparisons, but I am thinking they are a little outdated.

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Low Shutter Lag
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / February 27, 2010 5:07 AM PST
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by bpurs001 / February 27, 2010 5:20 AM PST
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Sorry, I forgot to mention that I need something smaller. It doesn't have to be tiny just average size for a digital camera. Also, I am no professional, I am looking for something under $300.

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another question
by kalel33-20416052469708587370302374692233 / February 27, 2010 6:32 AM PST
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What do you consider "decent zoom" and "short shutter lag". The short shutter lag can vary, especially on superzoom cameras. At under $300, your not going to find a compact superzoom with a low shutter lag. Actually, most of the superzooms have longer shutter lags than their lower focal range competitors.

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Re: another question
by bpurs001 / February 27, 2010 6:53 AM PST
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Basically I just want the picture to take as soon as I press the button. I know nothing about cameras, I don't know the technical terms. My current camera has 7x optical zoom, which is fine so maybe something a little more than that would work well.

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Shutter Lag
by casey4391 / February 28, 2010 6:16 PM PST
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I don't know what your current camera is but have you tried turning off the display? i believe this redusces lag with Canon Powershot cameras so may help you.

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Want zero shutter lag?
by MB1200 / March 4, 2010 4:14 AM PST
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I know its probably out of your price point but even the cheapest DSLR has virtually no shutter lag. Consider the D40/D60/D3000

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