Question about Nikon Digital Cameras

1 Answer

When you push the buttom to take picture there is delay. How can I stop this from happening?

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    My wife has the same problem with her Nikon CoolPix L3. There is a 1-2 second delay.

  • lynntelk Dec 11, 2008

    My wife has the same problem with her CoolPix L3.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    One Above All:

    The expert with highest point at the last day of the past 12 weeks.

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

  • Nikon Master
  • 96,683 Answers

Before the peak of action press the button halfway to focus and meter. When the action peaks, press the button the rest of the way.

That will get rid of much of the delay. A higher-end camera (like a DSLR) will have even less delay, but will cost more money.

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Will not turn on.battery tested and was fine.


Bad push buttom, or something inside the buttom, like any cola or kool aid between the push buttom.
Try to check if the push power buttom it´s working.

Dec 07, 2015 | Digital Cameras

1 Answer

How do I set the camera so I don't have a delay, I try to take a picture and there seems to be a delay and I miss the shot.


This is a common situation with almost all point-and-shoot cameras. The delay is because the camera has to do so much when you push the button. Bulkier and more expensive SLRs eliminate the delay by having more hardware to handle the various tasks.

You can reduce the delay by anticipating the action. If you know where the action is going to happen (a child blowing out the candles on a cake, or right in front of a soccer goal, for example) aim the camera there and press the shutter button halfway and hold it there. This meters the exposure and focuses the lens. Then when the action finally happens, press the shutter button the rest of the way. With the camera having done most of the work when you pressed the button halfway, there will be much less delay.

Again, the delay is a basic "feature" of the camera design. It can't be completely eliminated, but by pressing the shutter release halfway it can be reduced.

Jan 30, 2013 | Kodak EasyShare Z1015 IS Digital Camera

1 Answer

How do i take a time delay pic with my canona550 camera


I don't have your exact same camera but on mine you push the menu button, go to tolls and you'll see settings like +1 , +5 +10 these are the delay times once you select one you push the shutter and mine beeps and then beeps faster as it gets closer to the time out and then it takes the picture ( this is handy for taking pictures of yours elf and mine has a little light on the front that flases as it counts down and it stops after to takes the picture.

Apr 03, 2011 | Canon Digital Cameras

1 Answer

Delay of picture taking


This is normal behavior for most compact point&shoot cameras, especially one of such vintage. You can eliminate some (though not all) of the delay by pressing the shutter release button halfway to meter and focus, then press the button all the way at the peak moment.

Jun 03, 2010 | Nikon COOLPIX L3 Digital Camera

2 Answers

When i press the button to take a picture there is a 5 second delay by which time my grand daughter has moved. Is there any way to get the picture to take immediately?


Sounds like you have the timer on, go into the menu and take it off. Or normally there is a button on the panel that looke liks a circle with a line through the center of it (timer mode) and turn the timer off or set to 0 sec.

Dec 22, 2009 | Olympus Stylus 710 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Why is there a delay?? Nikon D90


Sounds like you turned on Exposure delay mode (menu d10). This is similar to the "locking up the mirror" (or somethign) feature on canons.

YOu only need it when you doing a tripod shot with long exposure and you want to minimise absolutly all possibility of shake from the camera its self. Lifting the SLR mirror will cause small shake. Generally you can turn this off (i've felt it ona few times my accident and been confused for a second)

Aug 19, 2009 | Nikon D90 Digital Camera with 18-105mm...

2 Answers

There is a long delay taking pictures


Check to see if the self-timer is on. You can set the timer to 0, 2, or 10 sec. A 2 sec. delay will help to prevent blurry pictures. But setting the self-timer to 0 will take the picture as soon as you push the button.

May 26, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Delay in taking pictures


Shutter release button has two positions. Auto focus function activate first when u press butten halfway(u can see a focus indicator icon with beep sound).Now if u press it some more, camera will take snap at earliest .So pl confirm the subject to be focused by keeping the button half way pressed then press it some more at the right moment.Also cancel the red eye reduction function when u r using flash because it creates more delay .

Nov 26, 2007 | Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera

2 Answers

Very long shutter release delay


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.

Mar 10, 2006 | Canon EOS-20D Digital Camera with 17-85mm...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Digital Cameras Logo

Related Topics:

36 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nikon Digital Cameras Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

96627 Answers

Steve

Level 3 Expert

3287 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Nikon Digital Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...