Non-SLR with shortest shutter lag and hot shoe

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by SMS, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. SMS

    SMS Guest

    A friend of mine is looking for a non-SLR with the shortest shutter lag.
    I told her to get a D-SLR, but she doesn't want to spend that much. She
    also wants something with a good flash, or a hot shoe.

    I suggested the S5 IS but she nixed it because of the AA batteries. I
    don't think there is much choice for her. Maybe the Canon G9? Any data
    on the shutter lag yet?
    SMS, Sep 28, 2007
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    Dennis Pogson, Sep 28, 2007
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  3. SMS

    SMS Guest

    Oops, I forgot to include "low noise."

    I think I'm going to try to convince her to get the S5 IS despite the
    battery issue.
    SMS, Sep 28, 2007
  4. SMS

    Mark B. Guest

    What battery issue?
    Mark B., Sep 28, 2007
  5. SMS

    SMS Guest

    She doesn't want AA batteries. I didn't prompt her for this either, she
    was telling me about the broken battery door on her current camera,
    which was held together with duct tape. I don't think she's aware of all
    the other issues.
    SMS, Sep 28, 2007
  6. SMS

    Dave Cohen Guest

    What other issues?
    Dave Cohen
    Dave Cohen, Sep 28, 2007
  7. SMS

    SMS Guest

    Type "NiMH versus Li-Ion" into the Google Search Box, then click on "I'm
    Feeling Lucky."
    SMS, Sep 28, 2007
  8. SMS

    Steve B Guest

    They forgot one big advantage of AAs in a camera. If it has a hot shoe,
    you'll have to use AAs anyway in a flashgun, so it's an advantage to be able
    to use AAs all round. Only one charger needed, can swap batteries, and
    alkalines or lithium non rechargeables work quite well in an emergency.
    Steve B, Sep 29, 2007
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    irwell Guest

    There is the Nikon P5100, short shutter lag and hot shoe,
    the P5000 had slow focus issues though. May have been fixed in
    irwell, Sep 29, 2007
  10. SMS

    ASAAR Guest

    How odd. Your "friend", like you, not only is strongly biased
    against AA batteries, but also (unlike 99.9999% of photographers)
    has AA battery door issues. How long have you known this sock
    puppet "friend"?

    Ah, yes. Rather than be straightforward, you've provided
    instructions that will (as you've told us several times before),
    take one to your own website, where you attempt to promote the
    wonders of Li-Ion batteries and warn of the horrors of AA batteries.
    One gets the strong feeling that the reason you started this thread
    may really have been to shill for your website and in the process to
    try to generate a little more of the extra revenue you occasionally
    brag about. Is your website experiencing a visitor slump?
    ASAAR, Sep 29, 2007
  11. SMS

    SMS Guest

    Where have you seen a review of the P5100 that mentioned shutter lag?
    The P5000 was horrible.
    SMS, Sep 30, 2007
  12. SMS

    SMS Guest

    The external flash is only used occasionally, so it's not a big deal to
    be using Lithium AA or Eneloop AA batteries in it. Losing all the
    advantages of Li-Ion batteries isn't worth it just to have the flash use
    the same battery type.

    I wonder why none of these companies have made flashes that use Li-Ion.
    I had an external light for a Canon camcorder that used the same Li-Ion
    battery as the camcorder itself.
    SMS, Sep 30, 2007
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