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Shutterlag and ability to take pictures in rapid succession

by Rebecca621 / July 13, 2005 12:44 PM PDT

In reviewing the specs of Digital Cameras where do I find indications of shutterlag and the ability to take a series of pictures in rapid succession?

I'm taking toddler pictures and frequently by the time our current digital camera takes the picture we've lost the moment. We also like taking stills in succession - such as the baby's changing expression while experiencing something new. Like in the commercial with the man "shooting" the rhino...

I'm currently looking at the Canon A95 and was thinking of spending around $300.

Thank you!
Rebecca

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Shutter Lag and Burst Mode
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / July 13, 2005 1:08 PM PDT

Most camera makers do not include shutter lag information in their specifications.

They usually do include Burst (continuous drive) mode information in the specifications but in most cases the information is too brief to be useful.

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I get that type of information from reviews.

The reviews done by:
http://www.dpreview.com/

will have that information on the
"Timings and Sizes" page.

The reviews done by:
http://www.steves-digicams.com/hardware_reviews.html

will have that information on the
"Conclusions" page.

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Thank you!
by Rebecca621 / July 13, 2005 1:43 PM PDT

Your reply was very helpful! One more question - for the Shutter Lag - what is considered "good" or "quick"? For the A95 shot to shot w/ flash off is 2.4 seconds and with flash on is 4.5 seconds. Is this slow or fast?

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(NT) (NT) Very slow, but for $300 it may be fast.
by Kiddpeat / July 13, 2005 4:45 PM PDT
In reply to: Thank you!
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(NT) (NT) It is faster than the average
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / July 13, 2005 11:34 PM PDT
In reply to: Thank you!
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