Camera help

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    My grandparents are getting me a camera for Christmas. I need one that takes good pictures, takes them fast (babies move a lot), and a decent price range.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    I can tell you what NOT to get...a FujiFilm camera. I've had 2 & when you press the button to take the picture, it actually takes it a couple seconds after you push the button, so most of the time, you'll miss the shot you really want to take...don't know why it does that.

    I have an Olympus FE 5010 now & it's great.
     
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    I'm a camera snob, I only use Canon and Nikon. Both are excellent.
     
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    I have a two year old Cannon PowerShot. I got it right when the 10 mega pixel cameras were starting to drop in price, so it's a mid-grade...not the top of the line, but not the bottom either. When the battery is fully charged, it takes pictures fast, but I do notice that the lower the battery power, the slower it gets...and it's quite noticeable. That's the only complaint I have. Otherwise, it's a very nice, easy to use, durable camera. The boys have beat the snot out of it, and it's been taken to school a number of times (both with and without my permission), and it's still in good shape.
     
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    I'm partial to cameras that run on AA batteries. Most today run on Lithium Ion packs, which are great and run for a long time, but forget to charge your camera and you're in trouble, as my wife found out in the middle of a U2 concert in Dublin Ireland one summer.

    I have a Canon IS20 that runs on AA batteries. I use rechargeable AA batteries. If you get the kind that are pre-charged, they don't self discharge like normal NiMh batteries. I keep one pair in the camera, and one pair in the bag, along with a pair of alkalines for emergencies.
     
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    I have a Sony Cyber-shot that I really like. It only cost around $150 or under.
     
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    Thanks everyone...I'll go test these out at store
     

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