I have an Olympus C-750 digital camera, which my family bought for me for my birthday. It’s basically what I asked for in a camera…big zoom lens, powerful flash. But I’ve used it very little in this last year, and I think a lot of the reason for that is that:
- It’s fairly big and bulky compared to other digital cameras
- It doesn’t do very well at low light levels
- Auto focus is pretty slow
- Camera takes too long to “warm up”
Mostly I take very quick pics of people, surroundings, and action. The C-750 is much better at shots where you have some time to set up and focus and properly light. I don’t really do that.
So I guess the question is, if I get rid of this camera, will I be able to find something tiny, light, with a good zoom, that takes good pictures in the dark, focuses very quickly, and can go from “off” to “shoot” in a second or less? Does such a beast exist? Am I going to have to go and start reading lots of reviews? *groan*