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PICTURE TAKING Wonder if anyone can help me? Whenever I try to take a picture on my C-350 Zoom there is a long delay, of about 3 seconds, between me pressing the button and the flash operating to take the picture. This means I can never take any action shots and am even struggling to take family snapshots. I've checked this against other cameras and they only seem to take 1 to 1.5 seconds. I've looked through the operating manual and can't seem to find any solution. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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That camera as great problem, they drain batteries very fast, and that what happen as the batteries are getting lower it takes longer to charge the flash system and to take the picture.

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I just purchased a Kodak Eastshare c182 and I would like to know how to take time delayed pictures.


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Using the self-timer
Use the self-timer when you want to be included in a picture, or to ensure a steady
Shutter button press. Place the camera on a tripod or flat surface.
1 In any picture-taking mode, press the Info button to turn on the shortcut icons.
2 Press to highlight the self-timer icon. Press to choose a setting:
10 seconds- A picture is taken after a 10-second delay (so you have time
to get into the scene).
2 seconds- A picture is taken after a 2-second delay (for a steady, shutter
release on a tripod).
2 shot- The first picture is taken after a 10-second delay. A second picture
is taken 8 seconds later.
3 Compose the scene. Press the Shutter button halfway, then completely down.
The camera takes the picture/pictures after the delay.
Use the same procedure to take a 2- or 10-second self-timer video, but press the
Shutter button completely down.

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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.

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Pictures taking too long, and a lightning bolt symbol appears

Hi, Could you please tell us what camera model this is?
I believe you replaced with new fully charged batteries.
Try changing the memory card. Old defective memory card will delay between shots.
If it still doesnt work, try updating the firmware of the camera.
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Need to take an auto time delay picture, left manual at home.........

The Rebel XT (EOS-350) manual states that turning on the selftimer is done by:

  1. Pressing the icon button that looks like a stopwatch
  2. Frame up your subject
  3. Press the shutter button and then wait 10 seconds for the picture to be taken.
Notes: Do not stand in front of the camera while you press the shutter button. Tripod is the best tool to use in self timer situations.

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Delay when taking picture.

The delay is absolutely normal. When you press the button to take a picture, the camera takes its 1-3 seconds to focus on the image, prepare the flash. Once that's done, the camera "clicks" and the photograph is taken.

Happy shooting!

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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.

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I had same thing. I took camera to bits and still didn't work. Then one day just before throwing it in the bin with batteries in and lens extended, I grabbed the outer ring (bigger part of lens near the body) and pulled it out a little further. I think there was a slight click then the red light turned green and everything was back to normal. Maybe I was lucky,but its worth a try because it definitely worked for me. Cheers John

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Takes forever to take multiple pictures

My camera has different "modes" and if I put it in the "action" mode it seems to work more quickly between pics. There should also be a setting to change how long the pictures is displayed after taking, if you shorten that it will recover quicker to allow the next picture taking.

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I'm an early adopter of this camera precisely because of the features you listed. I also have some travel coming up and I need a decent point-and-shoot where charging batteries will be difficult. I have a gallery of some pics that I took within the first couple of days here: These have all been resampled for storage space, and I'm not much of a photographer. I just wanted to take some pictures with the sample settings. If you'd like any originals for comparison, I can post those for you. I only notice the delay between pictures when using the artistic effects or when taking movies. Otherwise it's been 1-3 seconds for me. Not great, but not too horrible. I haven't tried the rapid shot mode yet, but these compact Pentax cameras aren't known for their ability to take action shots. My biggest gripe so far is batteries. The battery life indicator is often wrong (full one shot, empty the next). Ad on cheap AAs, it gets about 30-40 shots before they need to be replaced. I'm going to buy a rechargeable CRV3 battery to see if it helps at all. Also, since it is a compact camera there is *some* barreling when taking close pictures, but it's not as bad as the S4i pictures that I've seen.

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The longest part of the shutter delay is caused by the autofocus mechanism. Most cameras will let you press the button half-way down and wait until the autofocus is locked. Then wait for the action to occur. When you press the button the remaining distance, there will be a shutter delay of about 0.2 seconds before the picture is taken. Using that technique will let you capture action shots. There is no way to improve shutter delay on any particular camera. The newer digital cameras are showing improvement in this area. Some are achieving autofocus lock in 0.4 seconds and shutter delay of an additional 0.1 seconds.

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