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Old Oct 1, 2010, 11:39 AM   #1
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Hi all,
I have been a member on this forum for 4 years and have received and read a lot of really good suggestions in a variety of posts.

I am thinking of getting a p&s camera to back up my Sony A-700.
Features desired would be:

Acceptable to good low light shooting.
Quick auto focus.
5+ fps for action scenes.
Good color and IQ.
HDR option.
Panning option.
quick response time. (I know p&s cameras are slow)
Have no interest in video option.

What camera would provide the best combo of these features in the $300-$600.00 range. I am not brand loyal.

Thanks for any input.
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Old Oct 1, 2010, 1:08 PM   #2
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casio fh100 or the sony hx5v they have high burst rates, just can not view when bursting.
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5fps seems quite high for p&s
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the sony does 10fps, but then you will need to wait for it to write everything until you and shoot again.
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the sony does 10fps, but then you will need to wait for it to write everything until you and shoot again.
That's true except that you can stop it at any time if you desire.
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yup, but you still need to wait for it to write.
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The high burst rates are a nice feature but I would probably use my A-700 for any pre-planned action stuff.
The point and shoot would be more for family gatherings, landscapes, maybe some macros of flowers and insects.
Convenience and lighter weight are the main bonus.
Some of the new tech stuff like HDR and 3 shot panning/stitching in camera sound interesting.
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