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Delay in picture taking

I've had my A85 for 3? years and this last year have fought to get a good picture out of it. After depressing the shutter button (no matter what setting I have the camera on), there is a SIGNIFICANT delay before the camera actually takes the photo. By the time it does the subject has moved, shot gone. Help!!!

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  • patsanne Mar 18, 2008

    very slow shutter response

  • melzim Mar 27, 2008

    I have same problem. this is just how it's made. Want a faster shutter? Get a more expensive camera. that's what I've been told.



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Melzim, another user, is exactly right. The lower-end digital cameras experience a significant shutter delay when using the camera; it's an unfortunate fact. 
What you can do, outside of investing in a newer model (which do have improvements over the earlier models) is simply try to anticipate your subject's movement - or concentrate on portraiture, etc. 
There is a huge value, over time, in having pictures of smiling families, standing still, believe it or not. 
The A85 is simply not the camera to use to freeze action.

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