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How fast is the time lag for shutter release?

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Re: How fast is the time lag for shutter release?

Approximately 0.06 sec. (From when the shutter-release button is pressed down to when the exposure starts.) Conditions: Motion 60 fps live view, M mode (SS:1/30, f/2.8), after MF or single shot AF, and anti-shake off

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Why does the camera lag when i take pictures?


The camera has to do a lot of work between the time you press the shutter release button and it takes a picture. It has to determine what the subject is and acquire focus, meter the light to set the exposure, and reconfiguring itself internally from displaying the image on the screen to saving it into memory. More sophisticated (and larger and heavier and more expensive) DSLRs alleviate the problem by throwing more hardware at it.

You can reduce the shutter lag by anticipating the action. Press the shutter release button halfway to make the camera focus and meter. Then, when the action peaks, press the shutter release button the rest of the way to take the picture.

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IT TAKES A LONG TIME TO TAKE A PHOTO FROM WHEN YOU PRESS THE BUTTON


This is a common situation with many compact point&shoot cameras. Larger and more expensive dSLRs have additional hardware that eliminates this "shutter lag".

You can eliminate much of the lag by anticipating the peak of the action. Press the shutter release button halfway to focus and meter, and hold it there until the moment, then press the shutter release button the rest of the way.

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My Nikon Coolpix L3 takes a good few seconds to take a photo. By the time the camera takes a photo the moment is gone. I'm sure it wasnt always like this. Can you help?


This is a common situation with most compact point&shoot cameras. This "shutter lag" is because the camera has to do so much work when you press the shutter release button: focus on the subject, meter the light for proper exposure, and switch the electronics from viewing on the LCD to recording to memory. Larger (and more expensive) cameras have additional hardware to reduce this lag.

You can reduce the lag somewhat by anticipating the action. Press the shutter release button halfway to focus and meter. Keep it pressed halfway until the right moment, then press it the rest of the way to take the picture.

Jan 08, 2011 | Nikon COOLPIX L3 Digital Camera

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Will switching to an sdhc memory card make any difference in 'shutter lag time'?


No. The shutter lag is due to the camera needing to focus and meter the light. The size of the memory card makes no difference to the speed. A faster memory card might let you take another picture quicker, but the difference would only be a small fraction of a second.

Shutter lag is simply a fact of life for most point&shoot cameras. You can reduce it somewhat by anticipating the action, pressing the shutter release button halfway to focus and meter, then pressing the button the rest of the way when the action peaks.

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How do I change the shutter speed?


This is "shutter lag," the delay between pressing the shutter release button and the camera actually taking a picture. This is a common situation with many compact cameras. The camera has to focus on the subject, meter the exposure, and switch the circuitry from displaying on the screen to recording the image and saving it in memory. More sophisticated (and expensive) DSLRs eliminate this shutter lag by having more dedicated hardware for this.

With a compact camera, you can reduce the shutter lag by anticipating the shot. Press the shutter release button halfway to focus and meter the exposure. Continue to hold the shutter release button halfway until the right time, then press it the rest of the way.

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What is the time lag for shutter-release?


Approximately 0.07 sec.(from when the shutter release button is pressed all the way down to when the exposure starts. Focusing time not included.)

Sep 19, 2005 | Konica Minolta DiMAGE E323 Digital Camera

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Shutter-release


After the focus is confirmed, the Shutter-release time lag for the DiMAGE E201 is approximately 0.4 second. If the shutter-release button is depressed in a quick motion without making any pause to confirm focus, approximately 1.9 second is necessary.

Sep 19, 2005 | Konica Minolta DiMAGE E201 Digital Camera

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Shutter Lag-Time


The G5 has a rather short shutter lag and a rather lengthy focus lag. So if you half depress the shutter release to focus, and then moments later fully depress the shutter release I expect you will find very little lag. But I would not expect a prosumer model to focus fast. hope this helps,

Sep 14, 2005 | Canon PowerShot G6 Digital Camera

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How fast is the time lag for shutter-release?


Approx. 0.06 sec. (From when the shutter release button is pressed all the way down to when the exposure starts.)

Sep 13, 2005 | Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5 Digital Camera

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Shutter Lag


Thats going to be a problem with most digital cameras in that price range (and even some $$ ones) really the only thing I can recommend is PF.F.S. That would be Pre-Focus -- Frame -- Shot. Many people try to frame a photo up then focus/shot all in one, but this does not always work. So if your looking to speed things up a little, just half press the button to get a prefocus and then do your magic. Really everything I talked about above was Focus-lag, not actually shutter lag. But since this is often confussed I thought I would add it in.

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