In fact, I like it so much I decided not to lug my tank of an SLR which I also love to south america with me (too much weight anyway).
It's very responsive for a pocket camera, allowing multiple consecutive shots in non continuos mode as well.
There is a very similar model to it (850?) with a slightly narrower angle and more zoom range, but I like wide angles so I got this one.
It also has image stabilization which is nice for point and shoot without using the flash (a non diffused flash is really only meant for day photography - to make shadows less harsher). I carry it everywhere now.
So are those newer Canon's a little better in continuous mode?
I have an older Canon Elph (4Mpixels, about 4 or 5 years old, can't remember the model right now) and that one always locks up after about 3 shots.
Kind of important if you like to produce some good action shots.
Otherwise I am happy with the Elph, but it's about time to upgrade again.
Joined: Tue May 09, 2006 6:09 pm Posts: 388 Location: Chamonix, France
My folks have a nikon about that old, and I don't think there was an action shot oppertunity I didn't miss because of the slow response and low framerate working against me together. I think low end cameras have really improved over the last 2 years or so.
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:43 am Posts: 35 Location: Mt. Baker
have you heard of these 'flip' cameras?... really small, take video, that is sized for youtube... they take pictures too, not sure about shutter delay... i know what you mean about SLRs... I am a photographer, and i usually pack 3 lenses, body, tripod, not to mention the sometimes, up to 3 flashes... light meter... light stands,,, ehhhh the list goes on...
Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:12 am Posts: 829 Location: PNW Hood Canal
I have a tiny fuji finepix Z-1 that is the size of a deck of cards and fits into any pocket. I think that the photos are nice, the startup time is fast and the shutter delay is very short. I think it works well for me and as I get more backcountry experience (who takes action photos at a resort?) I will be taking more continuation shots during the rides.
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