Been taking pictures for many years with Canon SLR kit, and with the introduction of the 300D, have decided its time to go digital. Well, nearly anyway! Not had much to do with digi cameras of any type until very recently, but the two compacts I've played with seem to be rather differant to film SLR cameras! Can't recall the first model, but today it was an Olympus jobbie. On depressing the shutter release, ther is a huge delay before the picture is taken........ 2 to 3 seconds? Are all digi cameras like this, or is it just the compacts? My main subjects are aircraft and motor sport (esp dragsters) At present, when a dragster leaves the line, I can catch it off the line as the throttle is floored, but with these digital jobs, if I press the shutter release as the vehicle leaves the line, it will be 250 to 300 yards away before the camera captures it.