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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Re: delay between pressing button and actual photo taken
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
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Using the self-timer Use the self-timer when you want to be included in a picture, or to ensure a steady Shutter button press. Place the camera on a tripod or flat surface. 1 In any picture-taking mode, press the Info button to turn on the shortcut icons. 2 Press to highlight the self-timer icon. Press to choose a setting: 10 seconds- A picture is taken after a 10-second delay (so you have time to get into the scene). 2 seconds- A picture is taken after a 2-second delay (for a steady, shutter release on a tripod). 2 shot- The first picture is taken after a 10-second delay. A second picture is taken 8 seconds later. 3 Compose the scene. Press the Shutter button halfway, then completely down. The camera takes the picture/pictures after the delay. Use the same procedure to take a 2- or 10-second self-timer video, but press the Shutter button completely down.
Follow these steps:
1. In any Still mode, tap Settings to open the Settings
2. Tap Self-Timer/Burst repeatedly, until the desired
Self-timer icon appears at the bottom of the LCD:
10 seconds—A picture is taken after a 10-second
delay (so you have time to get into the scene).
2 seconds—A picture is taken after a 2-second
delay (for a steady, auto-shutter release on a
2 shot—The first picture is taken after a 10-second
delay. A second picture is taken 8 seconds later.
3. Compose the scene. Press the Shutter button halfway, then completely down.
The camera takes the picture/pictures
1 In any Still mode, press the button repeatedly to choose: 10 seconds?A picture is taken after a 10-second delay (so you have time to get into the scene). 2 seconds?A picture is taken after a 2-second delay (for a steady, auto-shutter release on a tripod). 2 shot?The first picture is taken after a 10-second delay. A second picture is taken 8 seconds later. 2 Compose the scene. 3 Press the Shutter button halfway, then completely down.
On your Cyber-shot DSC-W55 locate the control button:
Using the self-timer
Press on the control button repeatedly until the desired mode is selected.
Conditions of the self-timer lamp: (No indicator): Not using the self-timer : Setting the 10-second delay self-timer (picture is taken after 10 seconds) : Setting the 2-second delay self-timer (picture is taken after 2 seconds)
Press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes, and a beep sounds until the shutter operates.
This camera is bad for red eye. It's just a problem that happens when the flash is so close to the lens. Red eye occurs when the flash illuminates the subject's retina.
The only solution, really, is to add an external flash that's farther away from the camera lens, which is not an option with this camera. The other, is to get better at taking photos without flash. Higher end cameras have better ways to deal with the red-eye, but these usually involve preflashes that close the subjects pupils (by blinding them with a preflash) before the actual exposure is taken. The Sony DSC-U30 has it as a feature, but it doesn't work very well, I've found. When it does work, it's a nice compromise as it gets rid of the red eye, but it also introduces a delay between pressing the exposure button and the actual taking of the photo.
Unless the light is very dim, I don't use flash with this camera.
After you've taken the photo and have downloaded it, there are ways to edit the red eye out that can be pretty effective.
Well most digital cameras are not equipped to allow to take a lot of action photos or just snap off various pictures of the same subject in a relatively short time. The models which are ill-equipped require more time between shots to save the image to the memory card. Just imagine the time it takes to save something on a disk. Keep in mind that the burst mode allows temporary storage of images. This way, you could take as many pictures as you can in no time. With the Nikon Coolpix 4300 Digital Camera, you can expect to find a shutter speed of 1/1000 to 8 seconds.
One more camera feature include a Self-Timer mode, which provides a three- or 10-second delay between the time the Shutter button is pressed and the time the image is actually captured...
The longest part of the shutter delay is caused by the autofocus mechanism.
Most cameras will let you press the button half-way down and wait until the autofocus is locked. Then wait for the action to occur. When you press the button the remaining distance, there will be a shutter delay of about 0.2 seconds before the picture is taken.
Using that technique will let you capture action shots.
There is no way to improve shutter delay on any particular camera.
The newer digital cameras are showing improvement in this area. Some are achieving autofocus lock in 0.4 seconds and shutter delay of an additional 0.1 seconds.