There is a delay when pressing the shutter release button before the camera will fire. although seems fine sometimes when on automatic settings with continuous shooting. i have to hold down the shutter release for a few seconds before firing, this problem come and goes and even on manual with manual focus. please has anyone any ideas? i will try cleaning the contacts from lens to body to see if that improves it but overall i am at a bit of a loss.
I have same problem with my Rebel XTI and asked the problem to Canon USA. Here is the answer of Canon USA and it seems worked with my camera.
Resetting the camera back to default standards may solve the problem. Please put the camera in AF mode instead of MF. In order to reset the camera back to default standards, we recommend you perform the following steps:
1.Turn the camera ON in the P (Program) Mode.
2.Press the MENU button.
3.Scroll over to the Tools2 menu, then scroll down to Clear all settings.
4.Highlight the Clear all settings option and press the SET button.
5.Highlight the OK option and press the SET button.
At this point, the camera should be reset back to factory standards. Also, try a different lens. If the camera still does not work, then the camera will need to be serviced.
Hoping to help finding a way to solve your problem.
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need. goodluck!
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
On page 28 of the advanced features manual from your camera, it explains how AF works. Focusing should happen while you press the shutter realise button half way down. Depending of the light, contrast and subject this can take from half a second to sometimes twice or three times as long. When in focus, you hear a beep and see a green light on the display. Then you can make the composition (or fine tune the outline of your picture) and then you press the button fully. The compact camera does work different from a DSLR. If you are user to a DSLR, you have to learn the compact, because it needs more time to focus, because the focus system is completely different.
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.
Are your pictures properly exposed and are they sharp or are your pictures degraded? Is that 1/3-second you describe a delay between the time you push the shutter release and the time the picture is taken or somthing else? Check to make sure you're in the proper shutter release mode (slider switch to right of the mode dial). Also, your self-timer may be turned on. Your camera allows you to set a 2 or 10 second delay from the menus. If it is set to 2 seconds and turned on, it might seem like a 1/3-second delay. If that doesn't help, you camera is covered by Nikon's warranty. Contact Nikon Service at 1-800-NIKON-US (1-800-645-6687) 9AM-8PM EST, Monday to Friday.
You need to set the release mode to one of the remote modes. The quick-response remote mode fires the shutter when you press the button on the remote. The delayed remote mode gives you two seconds to hide the remote behind your back before firing the shutter.
See the "Release Mode" section of the manual (page 65 in my copy).
You need to set the camera's shooting mode to one of the remote modes. Quick-response remote mode fires the shutter when you press the button on the remote. Delayed remote mode gives you two seconds to hide the remote behind your back before firing the shutter.
To choose a shooting mode, press the mode dial lock release and turn the mode dial to the desired setting.
Set the release mode to one of the remote modes. The quick-response remote mode fires the shutter when you press the button on the remote. The delayed remote mode gives you two seconds to hide the remote behind your back before firing the shutter.
To set the release mode, press and hold the release mode button (overlapping rectangles) and turn the main command dial on the back of the camera. The quick-response remote mode is denoted by the icon of the remote control. The delayed remote mode display both the remote icon and the one-handed clock icon.
Set the camera's release mode to one of the two remote modes. Quick-response remote mode fires the shutter when you press the button on the release, while delayed remote mode gives you two seconds to hide the remote behind your back before firing the shutter.
To change the camera's release mode, hold down the release-mode button to the right of the LCD panel on the top of the camera (marked with the overlapping rectangles) and turn the command wheel on the back of the camera. The icon at the top-right corner of the LCD panel will change. The quick-response remote mode is indicated by a picture of the remote, the delayed remote mode is indicated by both the remote and the self-timer (one-handed clock).
Set the camera's release mode to one of the two remote modes. Quick-response remote mode fires the shutter when you press the button on the remote. Delayed remote mode gives you two seconds to hide the remote behind your back before firing the shutter.
To set the camera's release mode, press the button to bring up the information display. Press the button to put the cursor into the information display. Use the cursor keys to highlight the release mode (fifth item from the top along the right edge) and press OK. Use the cursor keys to highlight the desired mode and press OK.
Full details are in the manual in the "Release Mode" section (page 53 in my copy).
Are you sure you aren't in the delay setting in drive mode? This camera has 2 delay settings, one for 2 seconds between when you press the shutter and when it takes the photo, and one with 10 seconds delay - often used when you want to be in the photo (e.g. self-portrait or group photo).
If you aren't in the delay mode, then I need to know more about your settings. What shooting mode are you using? What type of photo are you trying to take (portrait, landscape, sports)? Are you shooting indoors, outdoors, bright sunlight, overcast, etc.?