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Very long shutter release delay

Recently, I occasionally get delays of several seconds between the press on the shutter release button and the actual release. This happens when the focus is already locked, in all the AF modes, and different lens.

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  • Arnycar Nov 02, 2007

    I experienced shutter delay (5 - 25 seconds by my watch second hand) when shooting in indoor lower light conditions (normal living room table lamps turned on). I tried it using no flash, the built-in flash and Promaster 7500DX Digital flash in either Full Auto or in Continuous Shooting mode. It was when I was using Continuous Shooting that I noticed it first. Once I moved the subject so she was brightly lit the problem resolved itself. Unfortunately a 15 month-old doesn't sit still for a camera. A fast-moving infant was what prompted me to buy the camera.

  • Koebler Mar 23, 2008

    I too experience a delay between pushing the button and the shutter releasing - it makes any action shots impossible!

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The camera may be trying to over expose the picture a little so that you do not get such a dark picture. Try it in a dark room at take the picture the lens will stay open until the camera feels it has gotten enough light and then the picture is taken. It allows the picture to be taken and be seen (not just black) without using the flash

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This is weird, usually shutter delays are caused because camera is trying to focus first, it really shouldn't happen after pre-focus. do you have a manual focus mode? if you do, try it and see if it works. if you dont, I would still suspect it some kind of focusing problem, but unfortunalty i have no idea how you can fix it yourself.

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I have same problem with my Rebel XTI and asked the problem to Canon USA. Here is the answer of Canon USA and it seems worked with my camera.

Resetting the camera back to default standards may solve the problem.
Please put the camera in AF mode instead of MF. In order to reset the camera back to default standards, we recommend you perform the following
steps:

1. Turn the camera ON in the P (Program) Mode.

2. Press the MENU button.

3. Scroll over to the Tools2 menu, then scroll down to Clear all settings.

4. Highlight the Clear all settings option and press the SET button.

5. Highlight the OK option and press the SET button.

At this point, the camera should be reset back to factory standards.
Also, try a different lens. If the camera still does not work, then the camera will need to be serviced.

Hoping to help finding a way to solve your problem.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Canon 40D.

You may have set the self timer, which is ordinarily used when you want to get into the picture yourself.

Posted on Oct 31, 2010

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http://www.kodak.com/global/plugins/acrobat/en/service/manuals/urg01041/C182_xUG_GLB_en.pdf

Page 11

Using the self-timer
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How do you set the self timer on the kodak 10.3 mega pixels


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I can't find the self timer function on my nikon coolpix 8800. where is it. thanks


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How to take my photo on delayed timer? Have been through the settings menu and cannot find a solution.


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Miss all the action shots with this camera


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