Digital delay

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  1. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    Hi! I have fuji s5000 and I'm getting anoyed about the dealys of shutter. It is impossible to catch a moment. I get photos not exactly when I click.

    Is it normal with digitals? Is there any tip or trick to deal with it?
     
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    i think it depends totally on what model you have.
    my minolta dimage z1 is nice and fast
     
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    The Nikon D-70 is a charm. It is ready to go as soon as it is turned on and no delay taking a photo. Operates just like a 35mm slr.

    Eric
     
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    My DX6490 has a bit of a delay also so I just hold the shutter button down to have it focused until the shot comes up most of the time. I also take a big series of pictures when there is a lot of action.
     
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    It does depend on the model and camera you have. It's just one of those features that consumers usually think about after they have bought their cameras. Ricoh's Caplio GX digital camera has an extremely fast 0.12 second shutter lag...basically in human terms no shutter lag. Although it's start up time is 1.2 seconds which is definitely tolerable.
     
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    Is it all the pics or just flash pics? Does that thing have that pesky red eye reduction that delays the shot for a second or 2?
     
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    molested_cow No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If you switch off your LCD preview it may be faster.
     
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    According to Steve's Digicams, when pre-focused your camera has a shutter lag of 3/10 of a second (almost a full second if it has to focus first).

    As for dealing with it, it sounds like you need to counter-act the shutter lag with learning to snap a bit before the peak action.

    Yes, every camera has shutter-lag, some more than others. Once you know what it is, you can allow for it.
     
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    fadingaway1986 I Burn Easily :(

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    welll - now that you say it... I am onto my second digital camera - my Kodak camera was really quite good in terms of lag...
    However - my second camera - a fuji finepix A210 - it is has a fair bit of lag - and I am in the same boat in terms of missing that shot...

    I have no idea what to do (but I am looking for a new camera - was thinking of the higher end fuji's - but I might reconsider after reading that)

    Hope this helps... I dunno how it would. but it might
     
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    Artemis Just Punked Himself

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    I Am so gonna buy that camera...Id save for years...how much does a kidney go for these days? :p
     
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    Cow.. why lcd? What it has in common with lags in my cam?
     
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    I read somewhere that shutter lag isn't as bad as auto focus lag, some digital cameras have almost no shutter lag but the auto focus can take about half a second.
     

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