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Needs new digital camera

by fishmaner / March 2, 2006 12:18 AM PST

My son-in-law is getting tired of the shutter delay when taking pictures of my first grandchild. Too many precious moments are missed by the delay. He'd like to get a new digital camera without any delay. He has an Olympus now but brand isn't important. I suggested he look at the Canon A620 but can't tell from the review if there is a delay.

Christine

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Shutter Delay
by Stala / March 2, 2006 4:51 AM PST

The only camera's taht I have seen come close to cutting out the shutter delay are Casio and Sony. There is still a 0.3 second shutter delay. If you want no noticable delay, you would have to make the upgrade to dSLR. That's an expensive propsition.

I am wondering if you allow the camera to focus by pressing the shutter button down half way and then taking the photo after it had an opportunity to focus. This will give you the impression of less delay.

I own the Casio EX-Z750, and the shutter delay is virtually non existant and takes great photos.

Good Luck

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Reply
by excelguru / March 2, 2006 5:41 AM PST

As Stala mentioned, make sure you do the focusing beforehand, if possible, to avoid waiting. Set it to manual focus if necessary (I'm not familiar with your camera). Also, check to see if the red-eye reduction feature is turned on (some cameras have that). If so, turn it off and remove red-eye in software afterwards. That feature causes a bright light to blink for a few seconds before taking the shot, which is a royal pain in the a__ when you're trying to take fast pics.

Stala also mentioned the possible switch to digital single lens reflew (DSLR). I can assure you that making the switch to DSLR will change your whole world... and your checking account. I made that switch about 9 months ago in an attempt to capture better shots of my kids. I will never go back to a P&S (point-and-shoot) camera. For me it was worth the expense. It's a personal decision you would have to make. Just be aware that few things are cheap in the DSLR world.

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typo
by excelguru / March 2, 2006 5:43 AM PST
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That should read "reflex", not "reflew"

How did I do that? The X and W are nowhere NEAR each other.

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Shutter Lag
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / March 2, 2006 5:47 AM PST
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