What Happened to Holographic Laser Assist

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What Happened to Holographic Laser Assist
Dec 23, 2005

Excuse my ignorance, I've never owned a Sony except for a DSC-P50 a short time last year. But I've always struggled to find a point & shoot camera that can focus indoors unless it's really bright. It's always been a problem.

Largely due to this, I've started thinking "well maybe I should get a Sony, their holographic laser assist models can practically focus in the dark." But as I've studied the specifics of Sony models, it seems that they don't have this feature anymore.

What?? Why? What on earth were they thinking?

Yes I do have a D-SLR (Nikon D50) and it can focus on anything even in the dark practically--but I do like having a point & shoot type to back it up, and I'm tired of experiencing point & shoots that struggle to focus unless it's as bright as all outdoors. It sickens me that--unless I'm wrong--no current Sony has this feature.

I guess I'll have to buy a used Sony DSC-F717.

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