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Delay of picture taking

When taking picture,I aim ,press button,and there is a 2-3 second delay causing picture to be missed.I cant find solution in manual to speed time up so that when taking a picture the camera responds quicker to button being pushed.Thanks,Dale.

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This is normal behavior for most compact point&shoot cameras, especially one of such vintage. You can eliminate some (though not all) of the delay by pressing the shutter release button halfway to meter and focus, then press the button all the way at the peak moment.

Posted on Jun 03, 2010

  • emma976 Jan 08, 2011

    I have the same problem with my L3 - it also takes a long time for the camera to be ready to take the next photo. Holding the shutter release button half way does not speed things up - if anything it slows things down.

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How do I set the camera so I don't have a delay, I try to take a picture and there seems to be a delay and I miss the shot.


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.

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I just purchased a Kodak Eastshare c182 and I would like to know how to take time delayed pictures.


Manual:
http://www.kodak.com/global/plugins/acrobat/en/service/manuals/urg01041/C182_xUG_GLB_en.pdf

Page 11

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.

Mar 18, 2011 | Cameras

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How do you operate the 10 second timer ? i know where the button is but how do you activate it to start the 10 second delay ?


After you set the timer (to 10 seconds), you simply aim at the subject and press the shutter button, like you would when taking a picture. The difference is that the picture will be taken only after the 10 seconds has elapsed.... and not immediately ( like if the timer has not been set at 10 seconds).

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How do you set the self timer on the kodak 10.3 mega pixels


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.

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My kodak ezshare z740


Press the shutter button halfway to focus, then when the subject is in a pose you like press it fully to take the picture.  If you just press the button without stopping halfway, the camera needs to focus, that is most likely causing the delay.
Taking a picture 
http://www.kodak.com/global/en/service/publications/urg00330toc.jhtml?pq-path=10/3905/6594/6607/6629

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Using self timer on my digital camera


1 In any Still mode, tap Settings to open the Settings
panel.
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
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.

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Timed shots/canon s45


1. Press the WB / Func button.
2. Scroll down to the Drive Mode icon (usually a single rectangle)
3. Scroll over to select the Clock/2 or Clock/10 icon (2 second or 10 second delay)
4. Press Set (on the multicontroller button)

Now, when you press the shutter button, the camera will delay 2 or 10 seconds before taking a picture.

To return to normal, follow the steps above, but select the rectangle icon (single shot) in step 3.

You can download a manual (Camera User Guide) for your camera here.

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Delay when taking picture.


The delay is absolutely normal. When you press the button to take a picture, the camera takes its 1-3 seconds to focus on the image, prepare the flash. Once that's done, the camera "clicks" and the photograph is taken.

Happy shooting!

Jul 22, 2008 | Olympus FE-210 Digital Camera

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How to use auto timer


1. Turn on the camera in picture taking mode.

2. Now press the left arrow button.

3. Select the timer duration with the up and down arrow buttons, then press MENU SET.

4. Aim the camera, focus and press the shutter button. You now will have either 10 seconds or 2 seconds before the camera takes the picture.

Jul 02, 2008 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

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Miss all the action shots with this camera


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.

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