Don't blame the camera!I can't even come close to matching these photos, mostly because I've been chasing with a lousy point-and-shoot all season. Still, managed to get a few bolts by sheer chance!
I can too blame the camera! I've been shooting with a Nikon Coolpix L16. It is a basic point and shoot, without a lot of bells and whistles. It automatically adjusts the shutter time in low light, but only to a maximum of 1 second. It also attempts to auto-set the f-number. Pretty much just does whatever it wants.Don't blame the camera!
With a tripod and long-ish exposure (try aperture priority at F6.7 or so), you can take decent lightning pics.