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Old Nov 26, 2006, 5:39 PM   #1
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I am looking for advice on the best compact digital camera with the shortest (nearly zero) shutter lag and over 8 MP resolution in the $100 to $500 price range.



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Old Nov 26, 2006, 6:51 PM   #2
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The fastest ultra-compacts I have seen that have 8MP or more are the Casio Z850 and the Z1000.
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Old Nov 26, 2006, 7:09 PM   #3
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Awesome. Thanks. So far I have read mixed reviews on the Casios, and will keep researching.



I guess a more specific descriptor would be point and shoot versus compact. I wouldprefer a dSLR (key point for me being nearly zero shutter lag, with or without flash), but my wife wants something she can carry conveniently and use (when I am not taking the photos) without worrying about how the photo is going to turn out.



So...that being said, is there such a thing as a dSLR in a P & S's body:-)? Or even a P & S that thinks it's a dSLR? I don't mind spending up to $500 or so.



Thanks for any additional advice.
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Old Nov 26, 2006, 7:28 PM   #4
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Most of the Casios are not very good, but the ones I said actually had very good reviews.
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Since size is an issue, let us know if you would consider the Canon A-700IS which has received excellent reviews??

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I'll research that one now.



Keep the advice and opinions coming.



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You might also want to take a look at the Fuji F-20, F-30, and S-6000. They do not have IS but they are very good as all around cameras capable of low light level shooting as well.

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