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Topic # 52703 6-Dec-2009 16:56
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Hi All,

My wife's old Pentax S50 took a dive to the floor today and  won't go anymore.  A blessing  basically.

She is looking for a new one max price about $600.  The problem she had with the old one was that it was very slow between taking shots.  Sometimes as long as 6  seconds so she would like one that is fast at this without breaking the bank.  Must take standard SD cards  which will rule out Sony.  Video is not essential.

I have looked thru consumer but they don't rate things like this.

Any suggestions??

Thanx in advance..




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  Reply # 279755 6-Dec-2009 17:02
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Most new cameras should be fast. It also helps if you are using a decent, fast, SD cards - are the old ones slow cards? Perhaps get new ones too.

Does it have to be a point-n-shoot thing? DSLR will probably be the best in terms of speed... It comes at a cost though.




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  Reply # 279768 6-Dec-2009 17:59
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I have a Canon Powershot S5. Extremely fast between shots.
SDHC Class 6 8GB.
However this is not a current model.

Your best bet would be to go to this website: http://www.dpreview.com/

HTH

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  Reply # 279775 6-Dec-2009 19:01
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dontpanic42: I have a Canon Powershot S5. Extremely fast between shots.
SDHC Class 6 8GB.
However this is not a current model.

Your best bet would be to go to this website: http://www.dpreview.com/

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I have the same camera which is great very fast turn on (more important that fast shooting. no point having fast shooting if it doesnt turn on in time.

Think the S5IS shoots at about 1.5FPS




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  Reply # 279784 6-Dec-2009 19:55
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I second the suggestion to have a look at the articles on www.dpreview.com as they will provide quantified measures of the performance of many different models. Most modern cameras from reputable Japanese manufacturers will do at least 2 frames per second in burst mode, although that's not necessarily indicative of their shot-to-shot times with burst mode switched off.

I am surprised to hear of any modern camera having a 6 second delay between shots, though. It almost sounds like you're shooting with flash and the camera is pausing to recharge the flash. You may need to clarify your requirements here as fast flash recycling is a particular requirement that will be relevant to your purchasing decision.

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  Reply # 279976 7-Dec-2009 13:09
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Steer clear of Adata SD cards; they are very slow (even the class 6!).



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  Reply # 280080 7-Dec-2009 18:37
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Thanx folks for all your answers..




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