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Old Jan 7, 2010, 3:51 PM   #1
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Hi All, I am new to this forum and am hoping you'll can help me.

I am in the market for a new point and shoot preferably 8 megapixels or better, hd video option and a minimum optical zoom of 5x.
The final and most important kicker here is that the camera I am looking for and dream about is one that has no shutter lag (or the least shutter lag around). I have had point and shoots from sony, olympus and canon - (all good cameras however the shutter lag has always made me nuts.

Your thoughts and recmmendations will be much appreciated.

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Old Jan 7, 2010, 3:53 PM   #2
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the fastest performing camera with >10m, HD video, and >5x zoom would be the new ZR-1 from Panasonic.

it uses their newest processors to minimize start up time and shutter lag and does a pretty good job. it also boasts there newest image stabilization system, which is an improvement over their already impressive one.
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Old Jan 7, 2010, 4:13 PM   #3
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read some reviews- sounds good, now what do you say about the DMC-ZS3K? i like the DMC-ZS3 features more than the zr-1. question is, is it faster, slower, same

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ZS3K owner here: slooowww shuter. About a second and sometimes more.
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Please keep in mind that the Panasonic used an older and slower processor than the newer ZR-1. Therefore the ZR-1 is both physically smaller and su8bstantially faster in its operation, one of which is shutter lag.

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Old Jan 7, 2010, 4:27 PM   #6
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can it zoom during movie capture? mini hdmi port available on any of these two panny's?
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reviews on the zr1 all point to very minimal shutter lag. which then made me wonder about the shot to shot lag. any thoughts?
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Old Jan 7, 2010, 6:10 PM   #8
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all consumer digicams will have some lag, the ZR1 is just lower than most thanks to its newer processor. and yes all the panasonics can zoom during hd movie capture.
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