First, it’s butt-slow to boot.
Second, it takes a long time to write down the picture and return control to me for a follow-up shot.
I can deal with #2 by putting it in ‘sport’ mode, where it takes a series of frames and buffers them to internal memory, then writes them out to the card, but I often forget to do that.
What I’d like is a fairly modest consumer-grade camera, with roughly the same characteristics as my current one, but that has a very quick start-up cycle and a much faster write-to-memory time. Is this possible? Recommendations? What should I look for in camera specs?