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Old Sep 28, 2011, 8:08 AM   #1
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Default Need a good compromise.

Hey everyone. My wife and I are in the market for a new camera. We just sold her Canon SX20 IS which we found to be one of the biggest disappointments ever. We had nothing but problems with that camera and shutter lag, especially with low light situations. Until we can replace it we are falling back on our previous favorite a Kodak Z712 IS which overall performed much better.

So here is what we are looking for, in order of importance.
Low shutter lag, nothing is more frustrating that missing shots
Decent zoom (5x and up) with decent overall image quality
SD CARD (to take our 8gb Eyefi card)
Image stabilization (my hands are not steady, hers are)
Good for sports action shots ( daughter is in karate )
Rechargeable battery
Portability is a plus it must be lighter than the SX20 IS and preferably even smaller lighter than the Z712 IS
Budget, under $400

Any thoughts?
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 6:59 PM   #2
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The Canon S100 is worth a look. It probably won't ship until November, but if you wait until Black Friday (if you're in the US), you will likely find it far cheaper than the intro price of $430.
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Old Oct 1, 2011, 10:32 AM   #3
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As for memory cards, I suggest these. So far the best (and cheapest for speed) cards I have used. They run at about class 6 speeds (though they are marked 10). But I can take 15 pictures burst shots at 14 megapixels and it doesnt back up at all. But check your camera specs to make sure they are supported
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