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Long delay on oly evolt 510 before taking picture in P,A,M modes

The delay when taking pictures under program, aperture or manual modes is significant---often seconds long, but doesn't always happen! I do not have this problem with other settings, e.g auto, portrait mode, etc. Have tried changing batteries, different settings under menu but can't find what causes it. Any ideas? Thanks for any help

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  • pasophoto Feb 02, 2009

    that's not the problem--I do "set" the focus and then take the picture. After pressing the shutter the rest of the way it is the delay after fully depressing the shutter that is the problem, like 10 seconds before the picture takes. I did "solve" it by resetting the camera to the factory settings but still have no idea why the problem originated. Thanks for trying though BabsOne!

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    I have the same problem. There is a very long delay before the photo is taken when using modes other than auto.  I don't know how to make it work.  When the green dot in the viewfinder is displayed--it doesn't change anything.

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    same problem. It takes a very long time for the shutter  to click when using any mode other than auto.  The green dot (sometimes flashing) in the viewfinder doesn't seem to make any difference.

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I'm guessing you have a delay set (people will use this on a tripod). The small button on the top left (next to the flash control) will solve your problem I think.

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Is it on live view?

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When operating any digital camera, the camera tries to capture the best focus and exposure for that particular scene. By pressing the shutter button half-way down, the focus and exposure is being set. There will be a green circle on the upper left hand corner of the screen, then your camera is ready to take the picture. Slowly depress the shutter the rest of the way down to take the picture.

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