I have not had or used a P&S for years. I used an SLR back in the 70s and then had a 35mm P&S I liked and then went to a digital P&S. I had several and they all suffered from what I call shutter lag. You press the shutter and there is a very noticeable delay before the photo is taken. I lost a lot of shots and this is one of the major reasons I went to a Rebel XT and then a 40D. (Now waiting on the 7D Mk2.)
My wife is going to DC and NY for a week and I asked if she wanted to take the 40D. "No, no and no for many reasons, I'll use my phone". (Samsung Galaxy S 3).
I started looking on Amazon for P&S cameras for about $100.00 and in the reviews there are complaints about shutter lag and then the time delay between photos.
It seems that pressing the shutter and taking a photo is a basic function of a camera and I am amazed the various manufacturers haven't figured it out yet. Are these folks nuts or is this still an issue with P&S cameras?
Is there a point where Canon P&S, or any brand, does not have a delay between when the shutter button is pressed and the photo is taken? I think my wife would tolerate some delay between taking photos. Should I tell her to just use her phone?
Thanks for help and suggestions.