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Old Feb 19, 2003, 12:47 PM   #1
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Default Ultra-Compact Design w/ Shutter Priority

I need everyone's opinion on which MAKE/MODELS to look at as I'm looking to buy a 2mp or better dig camera that has the following characteristics:

1) It must be Ultra-Compact. One that can easily fit in the palm on my hand and not feel bulky.

2) It must have Shutter Priority. Most of what I photograph is outdoor shots. I must have the ability to freeze the action at 1/250 without the camera over-riding me and choosing a 1/60 shutter speed because the lighting is a tad-bit shadowy.

PLEASE HELP! with any opinions on cameras I should research.
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Old Feb 19, 2003, 12:50 PM   #2
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Take a look here:

http://www.steves-digicams.com/cameras_dig2.html
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Old Feb 19, 2003, 1:01 PM   #3
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Thank you for the link.... but I'm having trouble reading the Specification table on each camera.

It will say in the Specs:

SHUTTER Mechancial + Electronic
SHUTTER SPEEDS 1 - 1/1500 sec

.... but will the camrea give you Shutter Priority? Of will it automatically choose the Shutter?

.... I'll then go into the Review and read sections like, FEATURES & CONTROLS, then RECORD MODE SCREEN & MENUS... and nothing is mentioned about Shutter Priority.

I'M FRUSTRATED.. and I need some help and guidance understanding what to look for.

Please Help!
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Old Feb 19, 2003, 2:02 PM   #4
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Oly D40Z is great and will do what you want. It's almost too small, but is a bit thick. Great pictures, and full manual in addition to shutter priority.
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Old Feb 20, 2003, 1:31 AM   #5
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Many cameras have a mode dial, and if it has the letters A/S/M on it, the S is the shutter priority mode (there's always the odd case that this isn't true).
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