[QUOTE="MaryL"]\nThanks for that information. My first digital camera (which I still use on \nmany occasions) was a Nikon 880. However, I like to take lots of pictures \nof my cats. By the time I can get the shutter on that one activated, my \ncats have often changed positions. It's frustrating! So, it sounds like \nthe 8800 might be the same way. I'm also interested in the D70. That one \nwon't have the shutter lag problem, but it will be heavier (and more \nexpensive). None of the stores around here have that one in stock, etiher.[/QUOTE]\n\nI upgraded from a P&S to a D70 because I was sick to death of the shutter lag \nwhen trying to take photos of my cats and my 16 month old daughter. P&Ss aren't \nvery good at focusing on moving objects too. I have taken as many photos in 1 \nmonth with my my new D70 as I did in 12 with my old P&S.\n\nI can not comment specifically on the 8800, but the shutter lag time should be \navailable on the net, as should the shutter lag time on my Kodak DX6490 P&S.