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Old Jun 13, 2008, 10:42 PM   #1
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I read through a lot of the reviews and the place I keep getting lost is when I find a camera that has good to excellent shutter lag it seems like there are so many other down sides that the camera doesn't fit into a "good" one to buy.

What I will be shooting is motorcycle rally and concert pictures where some of the best action is at dusk. The problem I have is these are also semi action shots (as in: burnouts, drag racing, goofy actions, and yes honestly some flashing).

So does anyone have a suggestions for a camera that has pretty fast shutter lag (also with a flash) plus good picture quality?

The ones that caught my eye were: Casio EXILIM Hi-ZOOM EX-V8 SR andSony's Cyber-Shot DSC-W200 but are these the best or is there a better camera out there?

Thanks you VERY much.
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Old Jun 14, 2008, 3:53 AM   #2
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For reasonable shutter speeds (to capture action)in less than great light (dusk, indoors) with little or no shutter lag, I think you're looking for a dSLR.

No P&S has a lens with a maximum aperture larger than f/2.8. No P&S does well at high ISO settings (comparatively speaking.) Therefore, under those circumstances, no P&S is going to let you use shutter speeds fast enough for action shots. For larger aperture lenses and/or better high ISO performance, I think you'll need a dSLR.
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Old Jun 14, 2008, 9:25 AM   #3
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For reasonable shutter speeds (to capture action)in less than great light (dusk, indoors) with little or no shutter lag, I think you're looking for a dSLR.

True but I forgot to mention I do have the canon digital rebel but it is too bulky, or intrusive,for those situations so I am looking for the best I can get in a compact. Thanks for the reply.

Mike
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Old Jun 17, 2008, 6:13 PM   #4
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Any other suggestions? Please. :-)
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Old Jun 18, 2008, 9:00 AM   #5
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http://www.ricohpmmc.com/uk/products...cification.htm
That model has a lens faster than 2.8 (2.4), the best image quality and really responsive shutter.
not cheap, but quality costs.:-)
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