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Josh 201604 KWP
So, the Konica Minolta Dynax 5D / Maxxum 5D looks like what I want, except Minolta sold it's cam biz to Sony. I can get a new camera body for $620, plus lenses. I dunno if my older Minolta lenses will work on it. It's only offerred in a very few places, which makes me leery.

Searching around, the Panasonic Lumix® DMC-FZ7 looks good, but I see reports of shutter lag. Nikon D50 and the Canon EOS 350D both look nice, but I'd have to buy new lenses. Anti-shake in the lense vs the camera body makes the lenses either expensive, or I have to use a tripod, which defeats the whole "low shutter lag" thing I'm looking for.

So, does anyone know of a decent camera that can be had for $500 or less, with lense, with anti-shake, with fast power up and low shutter lag, that's digital and can still take a quick picture in low light?

I know, I'm asking for a whole lot here.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Mebbe, but it says it's not good in low light. The biggest is the chroma/luma noise in all but the brightest of light. I'm pretty lazy and dont like alot of post production work unless I'm in a mood.

4x optical, or 5.6x if I ditch the wide-angle mode is tolerable, but I'm hoping for one of the 8-12x monsters.

The collapsable lense should substantially add to its start-up time. It says 1.5 seconds. Still a little slow, but beats out our Sony DSC-S75 (about 3.5 seconds).

I hear the previous Lumix was a little slow on the draw. Burst mode on the LX1 is good, but on single shot, it won't let you queue up in the burst buffer for faster than 1-2 seconds.

Small lense, so there's distortion too.

The wide angle seems nice, as is the wide aspect. Pocketable, and lithium battery, and SD slot. Still, I dunno. I think I'd want firmware to touch up the noise and aberration for non-raw images.

We'll see though. Thanks for the pointer. It does look at least half decent, maybe more.

We'll see how expensive my AC work is tomorrow. I'm hoping the guy can work it so they'll replace our AC, but it turns out that my home warranty has a per-claim limit that I missed when I switched. *sigh*

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