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Slow sutter speed/Lag in taking a picture

I've been experiencing a lag from the time I take a picture to the time the shutter sounds and the picture is taken. This results in a blurry subject needless to say. I am using a 1GB xd type M memory card. Does anyone have any ideas on what I might be doing wrong or if there are settings I need to change/check.

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Use full auto mode or take out of Aperature priority, you may be shooting with a very small aperature setting and not know it. Also shutter priority can be set to a slow shutter speed.

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