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san_gr Oct 18, 2010 7:06 PM

Need a fast P&S camera
 
Hello everyone,

First of all great forum! Learned a lot from here.
Second, this is my first post! So... hi! :)

Now to my question. People at parties etc call me paparazzi because I tend to grab pictures at exactly the right moment without people even noticing :D. For that, my old camera helped me a lot. I had a Sony cybershot dsc-w7 and one of it's great features was that it was really fast. Unfortunately I had my camera stolen :( and now I am looking for a replacement.

So what I am looking for is a P&S camera with low shutter lug and really fast boot time and recycle time. Of course I want it to be able to take good pictures (of course not to be compared to SLRs but still fair quality pictures). It would also be good if it could perform well in low light. I don't care much about manual settings although it would be a plus.
But the most important thing is the speed.

So to recap, a p&s that can take nice pictures really fast preferably also in low light.

Thanks in advance guys!
-Stefanos

shoturtle Oct 18, 2010 7:10 PM

where the shots you took with or without the flash?

san_gr Oct 18, 2010 7:11 PM

Well in low light most of the time I had to use flash, although I was setting it to low.

shoturtle Oct 18, 2010 7:13 PM

do you need a long zoom?

san_gr Oct 18, 2010 7:16 PM

No I don't think so. I think I was quite ok with my x3 optical on my old camera.

PS. I edited my first post to correct some grammatical and spelling mistakes I made. English is not my native language so please disregard any more mistakes you might find :)

shoturtle Oct 18, 2010 7:20 PM

You can look at something like the canon s90 or s95, or the panasonic lx3 or lx5. It will give you great low light ability. The panasonic gives you allot of manual control. Theses have larger sensor then most other compacts on the market so they are much better low light camera for parties and thing like that and, decently fast shutter lag.

san_gr Oct 19, 2010 6:21 AM

All of them great suggestions. But, do we have anything cheaper? :D
Something not more than $250 maximum $300. Because I live in Denmark and everything here is approx 15-20% more expensive than in the states.

Remember the most important thing is to be fast and take decent pictures.


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