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Old Aug 13, 2009, 3:22 PM   #1
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I searched and did not see my exact question so apologies if it has been covered.

I just bought a Canon SX200

I really like the camera, however during all my research I think I mixed up the specs of this one in regards to the Continuous Shooting fps

The SX200 is just under 1 sec, I want to take pictures of a rambunctious dog, and that does not seem fast enough

So is there a camera that has:

Faster burst/Continuous Shooting fps
10x or better zoom
Image Stabilization
compact design (like the SX200)
Manual Controls

HD video capability


the ZS3 comes close, but no manual controls is a deal breaker

I selected the Canon over the Panasonic for its manual controls, but the slow speed is disappointing and makes it difficult to capture my dog at play


Any info would greatly help me out
I've been looking at cameras for a long time and can't seem to find the right one

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Old Aug 14, 2009, 6:46 PM   #2
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The Sony DSC H20 has faster continuous shooting than the Canon SX200is, manual controls and HD video.
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Andy's suggestion of the H-20 is a good one-

However, if you are really looking for a faster fps rate you will have to up the budget. The Sony HX-1 is capable of 10fps, (and a lot of other interesting and unique features) but does cost more.

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Thanks for the recommendations

That HX-1 looks really nice, and actually only about 80$ more then I paid for the sx200 on amazon

I had been eying the H20 which is about $80 less then the sx200, but went with the canon because I already had an 8gig sdhc card

The H20 looks about twice as fast on paper

any other cameras that fit the bill?
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Hi Oven, One camera that came to mind was the Casio EX FH20. It is bigger than the Canon SX 200 but looks (on my monitor) to be in the ball park of the HX-1 with regards to size. The Casio can shoot up to 40 fps. Might be worth a look. Here is a link to a review buy Steve's. http://www.steves-digicams.com/camer...20-review.html

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You already own a pretty good camera, the Canon SX200.
Did you try to reduce the picture size, do you have a fast SD card that can keep up with the camera, like a good brand Class 6 etc?
There are ways to speed up your camera. You could save yourself some money by just keeping the Canon which you already like.
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You already own a pretty good camera, the Canon SX200.
Did you try to reduce the picture size, do you have a fast SD card that can keep up with the camera, like a good brand Class 6 etc?
There are ways to speed up your camera. You could save yourself some money by just keeping the Canon which you already like.
Thanks for the reply

it is a good camera, and I do really like it, except continuous shooting is pointless it seems



I tried all different settings and it does not want to go any faster

the speed is listed on various sites as .9 to .8 shots per second


I have a class4 8 gig card



maybe I need to practice timing my action shots better?






I guess there are not too many cameras that fit the bill

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