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Delay between pressing button and actual photo taken

This is driving me crazy. I keep missing good shots because after pressing the button, there is such a long delay before the pic gets taken. I downloaded a manual, but I'm not real camera savvy and I don't know what setting(s) I need to change to fix this.

A friend thinks that using an external flash would do the trick, but I can't afford one and am hoping that isn't the issue.

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Hi

there is a lot to takin good pictures but its easy too

now when are you facing this prob during low light situations or regularly

if it is during low light then pitching up ur ISO settings say from some 80 or 100 to atleast 400 or 800 should do the trick but beware of a lil picture noise,

also u can turn on the continuous focus(CF) setting

also when you are taking a picture try to focus on the subject by pressing and holding the shutter button only halfway then once you r safisfied with the way it looks press it down all the way to take the picture this works for all photos whether in day light or during low light

if u have any further questions u can contact me on mail2pvs@gmail.com

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Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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