Summary: I did a TON of research for months on which camera to buy. Overall, I bought this one because Casio was advertising that they have the quickest "shot"... which translates to almost zero lag time and zero cycle time between shots. This was exactly what I was looking for. The camera takes quick shots when the flash is off. When the flash is on, it is at least 1-2 seconds between shots, which is not what the research stated. This was QUITE a disappointment for me.