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Old Oct 28, 2009, 2:45 PM   #1
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Default Point & Shoot w/ Low Shutter Lag?

I need a point and shoot with low shutter lag to take pics of kids and other things... I was at a Pearl Jam concert last night with my Canon 590IS and couldn't get a decent picture (low light, couldn't focus, shutter lag)...

Please advice! Thx!
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Old Oct 28, 2009, 5:26 PM   #2
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That kind of photo evironment really calls for a DSLR camera. However, DSLR cameras can usually not get past security. That leaves the choice as something from Fuji, a point and shoot low light level champ of sorts. The F-70EXR and F-200EXR cameras might be worth a look.

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That kind of photo evironment really calls for a DSLR camera. However, DSLR cameras can usually not get past security. That leaves the choice as something from Fuji, a point and shoot low light level champ of sorts. The F-70EXR and F-200EXR cameras might be worth a look.

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Actually, when it's in manual focus mode, the Sigma DP2 has no measurable shutter lag. I found that surprising as I've owned half a dozen P&S cameras.

You have to use the LCD monitor of course, and you then turn a little focus wheel until you're happy. But it works quite well.

ISO's up until 800 are pretty noise free, and ISO 1600 is useable, although I would recomend having a good noise removal program. ISO 3200 is too damn noisy.

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I just read on another forum about the new Kodak Z-950 camera. It has virtually no shutter lag and it is high ISO capable up to ISO 1600 with almost full automation.

The Z950 is selling on the internet for $230 to $250 and it seems that it could be a viable camera for your proposed uses.

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