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Is there anyway to resolve shutter lag on the Nikon Coolpix 8700?

When I first purchased this camera the shutter lag did not appear as slow
as it is now. How can In fix this to get the fastest shutter speed. I seem
to be a little slow on the draw and I'm missing the shot I see in the view 
finder.
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Oh what mode is your camera in? auto- adjust your Iso it is too bright or dark for your current setting
c1-(manual) change your f-stop and Iso. set the iso to 200 and move the F-stop to any number and test the speed.
c2-same as c1

If you need further clarification write back i'd love to help!

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Should work! Anyways, it worked for me.

Cheers.

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