We are not real good photographers, just like to have pictures of the grandkids. Have a Canon Powershot A540 which takes good pictures and has many features we will never use. The camera howevere is slow. Even when we turn off the auto focus mode, sometimes it hesitates long enough to miss the shot when you push the shutter. The recovery time for the next shot is also slow even with fresah lithium batteries.(AA's). We see on T.V. these photographers taking pictures as fast as they can press the shutter, but I realize these cameras probably cost thousands of dollars. Anyone know if there is a relatively fast camera available for less than 500.00?