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On 24 May 2005 14:38:58 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>I am looking for an ultra-portable camera with a very low shutter lag
>to take pictures of children. At least 4MP and not too expensive
>(<$300). Could you recommend anything?
I use the manual mode on my digital P&S to solve the fast moving
children problem. The depth of field on digital P&S cameras is quite
large and if the camera has the ability to manually focus you can pick
an intermediate focus point and get a large region of the photograph
in focus at any one time (this assumes that you are not using the
telephoto region of the zoom lens and that you have reasonable light
levels). It can be quite effective, but does require some setup time.
My camera has a custom setting that allows me to save this setting.
The custom mode is on the same dial as the auto/Av/portrait/night/etc.
You might see if a friend's camera has this capability and experiment
before buying. My wife recently bought a used Canon G3 camera that has
4MP and two custom settings. We have one custom mode set for the
The single setting on my camera is used in the same manner.