Wanted: compact camera with fast recycle time

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by JM, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. JM

    JM Guest

    That's what I want for my next camera purchase. I desperately want to find
    a compact camera that recycles in a second or two indoors, with flash. Is
    that pie-in-the-sky? I've got a Coolpix 4100 now, and while the size is
    good, the camera durable and dependable, and the image quality is
    acceptable, the slow recycle times make it impractical for my current need.
    I think the main problem is that it uses two AA batteries. The little
    camera is pulling the load of a larger camera with only half the power.
    Perhaps a compact camera with a rechargeable battery would work better (???)

    Input greatly appreciated.

    JM, Jun 29, 2007
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    Ross Guest

    My Canon iXus has a Lithium Ion battery and the "cycle" is pretty good.

    My first digital camera was a SONY FD88 I bought in 1999. While the
    original battery is still "good" the cycle of the camera is terrible by
    today's standards.

    If you want to keep the Nikon, try NiMh batteries (they come in AA size), or
    you may be able to get Lithium Ion batteries and a converter/holder from

    After you investigate the pricing, it may be more economical to go for a
    newer camera. Good luck.

    Ross, Jun 29, 2007
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    Androo Guest

    Have a look at the reviews on www.dpreview.com . Usually they test the
    recycle time, so you can compare. You'll have to delve into the 'timings'
    section of the reviews to find this info.

    Androo, Jul 2, 2007
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