I have an older digicam (that I purchased here on HTF coincidentally) Kodak DC290. Im thinking it might be time to take advantage of newer technology to hopefully reduce the dreaded "shutter lag". My wife finds this camera virually unusable due to the length of time it takes for the camera to actually "take" the picture and recycle to be ready for the next shot. (And we all know our gadgets have to pass the SAF TEST spousal approval factor!!) I realize that lag is going to be inherent with ANY digicam but I'm looking for one that has minimized the effects of lag to get closer to an "analog" SLR camera. Anyone have a take on a "faster" camera that might pass muster? I'm looking to keep it below 800.00..preferrably even 500.00 ish I know I cant have SLR speeds on a digicam..not until the technology updates some more..but i love the ease of the Kodak and hate to part with it..but what good is a camera if I miss the shot b/c the camera takes to long to center/focus and snap the pic?? Im not adverse to any particular brand..so pls recommend away !!