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Delay when taking picture

I have a Sony DSC-W55 and press the button to take a picture there is a long delay (clicking sounds) then the picture is taken. How can i get ride of this delay?

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2 things to be checked to rectify this delay.
what size of memory stick you are using. 1GB is fine, 2GB slower the camera and 4GB is more then enough.
Check memory stick, is it full with files? try to make more free space in memory stick.
perform "intialization" by selecting in camera menu.
Good luck.

Posted on Sep 26, 2008


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1)The focus.
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Press cd9ebdc.jpg on the control button repeatedly until the desired mode is selected.

Conditions of the self-timer lamp:
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fc274e6.jpg: Setting the 10-second delay self-timer (picture is taken after 10 seconds)
996d00d.jpg: Setting the 2-second delay self-timer (picture is taken after 2 seconds)

Press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes, and a beep sounds until the shutter operates.

Hope this helps.
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