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Old Jan 28, 2010, 6:06 AM   #1
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Default Need help w photography terms and specs

Hi. I have a new Canon Ixus 120IS. I'm a bit disappointed with it because it's so slow in taking pictures. When I click the shutter it takes awhile and after taking the picture there is still a lag before I can take another picture.

In the future, I would like to avoid making the same mistake so my question is how do you call this spec of the camera so that when I look the description of cams or reviews I will know that it's a slow one.

My camera is basically a family camera and used more in taking pics of my baby. So, most times I need the shutter to respond quickly because the baby cannot pose for me. I'm considering a camera that is most likely not an ultra compact because I noticed that this kind of camera seem to respond more slow that a bigger one. I don't want the professional kind because I'm sure most often than not, I will be using the automatic button. But I understand that those kinds of cameras seem to be also good in low lights so maybe somewhere in between. Are they called compact cameras?

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Old Jan 28, 2010, 6:10 AM   #2
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