The Red Sox World Series parade was the final straw. I have a Nikon Coolpix 775, and for the most part it’s a good, serviceable camera. 90% of the time, it’s perfect for what I need – basic, unsophisticated shots. But I’m now in the market for a new one because the motor drive simply isn’t fast enough. It take about 30 seconds to boot up and another 15 or 20 to snap a picture, then 20-30 before another shot. For landscape shots and the like, this is just fine. For anything less static, it’s not. I missed some good shots yesterday because the camera couldn’t keep up. What good are 2000+ pictures if you can’t snap away?
Other complaints? The flash is weak – and that ruined some potentially good shots from the Red Sox celebration. It also does not have – or at least I have found – a manual intentional overexpose feature for night-time shots.
If anyone has any digital camera knowledge they’d like to drop on me, I’m all ears. Ideally I’d love a digital SLR, just for the lens interchange, but as near as I can determine those run close to a grand and I like taking pictures, but not that much. Basically I need something like what I have now, but with a better, faster motor drive. Suggestions more than welcome.