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Old Sep 13, 2006, 10:43 AM   #1
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Looking for a image stablization and ability to take multiple photos rapidly ina digital camera. Trying to capture a fast moving 2 year old and would love a feature I call rapid fire pictures. I am not sure what to call that feature, and maybe that is the problem. I just want to be able to hold down the button and have the camera take lots of shots.



Can anyone help with a suggestion or even with what that feature is called? Am looking to spend $300 - $500.



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Old Sep 13, 2006, 1:15 PM   #2
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Indoor or outdoor?

IS won't help much with moving objects. You need less shutter lag, fast AF and fast glass.
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Old Sep 13, 2006, 1:24 PM   #3
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Both, but mostly outdoor. The IS is for my shaky hands when taking photos, even with non-moving subjects!
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Old Sep 13, 2006, 2:02 PM   #4
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$300 to $500 in what currency?, I dont see a location, if you are in the US

Panasonic is the leader in image stabilisation
continous shooting is sometimes called burst mode
I had a quick look and found it hard to get OIS and faster burst mode than 3 frames a sec. If thats ok check out the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01

http://www.letsgodigital.org/en/news/articles/story_6346.html

its priced about the middle of your budget
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I have FX01. It is great for outdoor but not good for indoor shots. I use it mainly when I don't want to use my dSLR. IS is nice to have if you got shaky hands. But problem with most p&s is that AF is not quick enough and shutter lag can be an issue. I think FX01 can take 3 pictures in a burst, not sure as I never used that feature. My old FZ5 could do 3/4 shots in a sequence. If you need to track moving objects, dSLRs are much better but they cost more unless you just buy entry level cam with something like 50mm f1.8 lens and be done with it.
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Yeah, US dollars. That looks like a great camera! I will check that one out.
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I guess I am not sure what a dSLRs is, I will have to google it.
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I guess I am not sure what a dSLRs is, I will have to google it.

digital SLR, single lens reflex. Allows you to change lenses, has a larger sensor than point & shoot cameras. Larger sensor means the individual pixels are larger, admit more light and have less noise. This means a cleaner shot, and good shots at lower light levels.
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The Canon S3IS has image stablizers and it's autofocusing is supposed to track moving objects.
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