Replacing the camera

Toby Corkindale tjc at
Fri Feb 24 11:42:28 GMT 2006

On Fri, Feb 24, 2006 at 11:22:21AM +0000, Lusercop wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 23, 2006 at 08:58:58PM +0000, Jacqui Caren wrote:
> > I am used ot that - the current camera takes a long time just to start
> > and has terrible shutter lag, then time to write. Having to ask people
> > to stand still for what feels like minutes *after* I have pressed
> > the button is embarrassing.
> That is one of the things I've liked about the casios - they don't do that!

The modern Panasonic/Leica combos are quite nice, for compact cameras.
Seem to have decent lenses on them, and a very fast processor behind the
scenes. I ended up buying my mother one, for a little over 100 quid, and was
quite impressed that it had no shutter lag, and it came with optical image
stabilisation! (This is annoying, because I'd quite like the stabilisation
feature for my Nikon kit, but I'm looking at ~£600 for the lens I'd like with
it! (18-200 mm AF-S ED DX VR2))

I find I just end up using a fast (f1.8) prime lens instead for
available-light stuff; Combined with ISO 400/800, I can just about handhold
night shots, if I find myself without a tripod. It's 530 quid cheaper, too :)


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