Michael S. , Feb 25, 2008; 10:47 a.m.
You might consider p & s cameras that can be pre-set to a manually focused distance, eliminating autofocus (and the lag that goes along with it) altogether. This works quite well when shooting at wide angle in ample light, because on all of the small sensor cameras, the depth of field at wide angle is extensive.
You don't mention a price range or the kind of shooting you do, but several of the Canon models offer this, as do some of the Ricoh cameras (not very widely available in the US). Others may offer it as well.