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Jan 21, 2013 07:31 |  #16

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So I just ordered the Canon PowerShot A2300 from Amazon.com for $72.00 plus tax.

I gave up on the whole shutter lag issue and focused on price and size. My wife won't use this thing if it is too big/heavy for her to take around and I don't want her to worry about loosing or dropping it.

We will spend some time with the camera before she leaves and like I told her before I placed the order, "Lincoln ain't going to move".

When we are chasing the grandkids around I'll use the DSLR.

Thanks for all the replies and links. I can always count on POTN for an education.

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Tom, That should work fine for the price. My father has a Canon A series for everyday shots and it works well for him!


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Jan 21, 2013 07:34 |  #17

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Well, I have the S3 and the camera is rather good, with no perceptible delay. AF is activated every time you point it at something new and there is SO much depth of field that you can't really mess up. I can understand why she'd want to just take that. I don't even use my own P&S cameras anymore because carrying them in addition to the S3 is just silly.

I was going to say doesn't the S3 have zero shutter delay? I have the note 2 with the same camera and it has no delay. Its still only good in decent light and the flash turns everything blue....




  
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Jan 21, 2013 16:44 |  #18

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I was going to say doesn't the S3 have zero shutter delay? I have the note 2 with the same camera and it has no delay. Its still only good in decent light and the flash turns everything blue....

Yes it has no shutter release delay. I find my S3 acceptible in low light - it's about the same if not better than my Fuji P&S from a couple years ago. You're pretty much spot on about the flash.

If I need the best quality I take the dSLR but I'm perfectly happy with the S3 otherwise and if someone tried to force a separate cheapo camera on me I'd tell them to stuff it.


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Jan 21, 2013 17:00 |  #19

Samsung S2 or S3 really have good cameras that should not be ignored. But it is easy to get fingerprints on the lens resulting in star patterns.


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Jan 21, 2013 17:04 |  #20

I forgot I had a Canon Powershot S80. I loaned it to our younger daughter a year or so ago and never think of it. Seems like the shutter delay was short on that camera but still noticeable. The S80 was $425.00 in 2006 when I got it and a bit larger than my wife wants to carry around. I have not heard any complaints from our daughter so she must find it acceptable.


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Jan 21, 2013 17:48 |  #21

One point aiding the S2 and S3 is their extremely small sensor - so the DoF is really pretty deep even without trying to focus. In fact, plugging the numbers into the Online DoF Calculator suggests that the hyperfocal distance for it (wide open) is around 3', so everything from 2'4" on will be in focus if they just preset the lens to the hyperfocal distance. They may not even be focusing 99% of the time.


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Jan 22, 2013 21:54 |  #22

The A2300 came today.

Very small. Very pocket/purse friendly.

A few photos in the family room came out fine.

Shutter delay? You betcha.

We are going up to see our younger daughter and the grandkids this weekend so we will give it a bit of a workout.

The shutter delay alone tells me it ain't goin' to replace the 40D but it might be a useable camera to have in the pocket or purse when not bringing along all the DSLR stuff.


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