Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




8224 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

# 52703 6-Dec-2009 16:56
Send private message

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..




Regards,

Old3eyes


Create new topic
BDFL - Memuneh
65002 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  # 279755 6-Dec-2009 17:02
Send private message

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.




1574 posts

Uber Geek


  # 279768 6-Dec-2009 17:59
Send private message

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

 
 
 
 


1771 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 279775 6-Dec-2009 19:01
Send private message

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/

HTH


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




CPU: Intel 3770k| RAM: F3-2400C10D-16GTX G.Skill Trident X |MB:  Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H-WB | GFX: GV-N660OC-2GD gv-n660oc-2gd GeForce GTX 660 | Monitor: Qnix 27" 2560x1440

 

 


4441 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 279784 6-Dec-2009 19:55
Send private message

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.

249 posts

Master Geek
Inactive user


  # 279976 7-Dec-2009 13:09
Send private message

Steer clear of Adata SD cards; they are very slow (even the class 6!).



8224 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 280080 7-Dec-2009 18:37
Send private message

Thanx folks for all your answers..




Regards,

Old3eyes


Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel introduces cryogenic control chip to enable quantum computers
Posted 10-Dec-2019 21:32


Vodafone 5G service live in four cities
Posted 10-Dec-2019 08:30


Samsung Galaxy Fold now available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Dec-2019 00:01


NZ company oDocs awarded US$ 100,000 Dubai World Expo grant
Posted 5-Dec-2019 16:00


New Zealand Rugby Selects AWS-Powered Analytics for Deeper Game Insights
Posted 5-Dec-2019 11:33


IMAGR and Farro bring checkout-less supermarket shopping to New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2019 09:07


Wellington Airport becomes first 5G connected airport in the country
Posted 3-Dec-2019 08:42


MetService secures Al Jazeera as a new weather client
Posted 28-Nov-2019 09:40


NZ a top 10 connected nation with stage one of ultra-fast broadband roll-out completed
Posted 24-Nov-2019 14:15


Microsoft Translator understands te reo Māori
Posted 22-Nov-2019 08:46


Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00


Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.