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Old 06-10-2006, 08:37 PM
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I would like to get an instant no delay digital
could someone help me out as to brands and model #'s
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Old 06-10-2006, 09:11 PM
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That's a pretty wide open request. Maybe specify a budget for starters. There area bazillion out there from a couple of hundred bucks to several thousand.
Old 06-10-2006, 09:16 PM
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Rich,
My Nikon D70 is pretty instaqnt as is Nikons D50. Compared to my sons Olympus Stylus which is less $$, takes nice photos but misses the action shots.
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Old 06-11-2006, 12:10 AM
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For real no delay you are most likely moving into teh realm of digital slr's - they cost a bit.
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I recommend the Canon A540. It's the best bang for the buck on the market imho. Fantastic picture quality at a reasonable price. Small enough to carry in a jacket pocket. Very little lag. If you want to spend a lot more for a little more capability, look at a digital SLR: Canon Rebel, Nikon D70 and D50. If a big zoom range (12X) is important to you, then look at the Canon S2IS and the Panasonic DMC-FZ7. If you want an ultracompact shirt poacket camera, consider the Casio Z850, Canon SD600, or Canon SD700.

All of these cameras are quite responsive with very little lag.
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I love my Canon Digital Rebel but it's pretty big. The Nikon D70 is really nice too. Most of the point and shoot cameras will have a medium to very long shutter delay but they are much more compact. My Olumpus C-700 is slower than molasses so I really hate using it since switching to a digital SLR.
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I agree that I think you are talking digital SLR if you want instantaneous pics. I have a Canon digital SLR Rebel because I already had a Canon SLR Rebel 35mm. 8mb resolution. Excellent.
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I did some serious shopping recently for a new digital and the first thing I looked for was shutter delay. Most camera specs don't even list that number. In fact, the only camera I looked at with a time listed was the most expensive Nikon at over three thousand dollars, minus the lens. The others, even the megabucks slr's, didn't list the lag time.

I've got an older Fuji digital that takes real nice pictures with an aggravating time delay, and I've got a waterproof Pentax digital with such a long delay I sometimes take a picture of the wrong person. My old Nikon film camera is right on time when I press the release and it's 30 years old. So much for progress. With pictures it's the moment that makes or breaks a great picture. I'll make sure before I lay down the cash next time that I can't even perceive a delay.
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Any DSLR will do what your asking. Now it depends how PRO you want to get. If you've not seen my blue angel pics, check out Click Here The camera has to be pretty quick to shoot these types of shot. I used a Nikon D70 on these.

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Can't help with brands and models but I recently purchased my first digital camera and found the pricing just crazy. Costco had the camera, I eventually purchased, on sale for $239.00, discounted from $289.00. I purchased online for $170.00. I was unaware that cameras had such a high markup. An Internet search might be rewarding !!
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Check out the Konica Minolta Dimage Z's. I have one that is very fast (one second from hitting the power button to taking a shot). The Z5 is 12x optical zoom and reasonably priced.
Old 06-11-2006, 08:28 PM
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What about the new image stabilizing panasonic cameras?

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I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned the fact that this is a boating forum, not a camera forum... I have a few opinions myself, but I'll direct you to www.dpreview.com, where the residents know a lot more than myself. It's an excellent site all about digital cameras. VERY detailed reviews of every camera out there (including full specs which will describe boot time as well as shutter lag - which you care about), as well as a discussion forum. I suggest you do your research there.
Old 06-11-2006, 10:24 PM
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another vote for the rebel....had mine for 5 months now and love it....no shutter lag and close to 4 fps in burst mode.....thing is like a machine gun if you hold it down.....and yes......dp review is the hulltruth of the camera world for sure....great forum......
Old 06-11-2006, 10:54 PM
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slr is the only instant one. the sony p41 is the next closest. they are no longer made, but you can find them for less than 150 new or refurb they are about 1 second
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There are a couple of things you can do to minimize shutter lag: Since most of it with point-and-shoots comes from the auto-focus mechanism, anything you can do to bypass that will help tremendously. Try using manual focus (easier if you're shooting at or near the infinity focal length; a small aperture will minimize error to some degree, at the expense of shutter speed), or go to continuously computed focus (assuming your camera supports it, and at the expense of battery life.)

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Dave no reason he shouldn't ask other boaters about good camera choices...we are talking about photography on boats for the most part are we not?

I love my new Nikon D70s but like Canon for the portables. You do pay for the portability with lag though.
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We don't know, he never said what he'd be using the camera for. While he has gotten a lot of great responses, I still think dpreview would be a much better place to ask the question, just as I wouldn't ask for boat advice there.

Anyway, the original poster might have been a troll - he hasn't replied to the thread since.
Old 06-12-2006, 10:06 PM
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uhh Dave T- he's no troll. He's given lots of good info to fellow boaters on other topics and he supports this site. I've got no problem giving him some info on something I know a little about boat related or not...
Old 06-12-2006, 10:48 PM
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Apologies - I didn't know. I thought it odd asking a question about cameras on a boat forum, and then he didn't post again, so that's why I said that. I was trying to give good advice by referring him to dpreview, I didn't mean to criticize him.

In any case - mymojo, I love your boat! Pretty boat.


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