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Slow Shutter My sister-in-law has an 8400. Everytime she takes a picture; She hits the button then just has to wait. The camera takes FOREVER to actualy take the picture. Naturally this means that she misses the picture and it makes her extremely need Doctor Phil mad. I have made all the adjustments that extremely not smart self knows to make. Any ideas?

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Re: Slow Shutter

Hi dustin

this camera isn't particullairy fast the only thing your sister inlaw needs is a fast sd card, like sandisc ultra II and even then i gues it still won't win the race.

important with this camera and many others is that she eiter takes pictures in the sport mode and firts perss the shuuter half way aim the camera at the subject and press the shutter..

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