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When I click one photo, then camera take lot of time to get ready for second photo

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  • ravs77 Apr 28, 2008

    Camera is Canon Powershot A400. I shoot in auto mode. It takes 3 seconds to get ready for next shot when I use flash. Without flash it takes only 1second to get ready.

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There a several ways:

either the camera is slow and you need a sports mode
or the memory you use is slow and the camera needs faster memory to write down the picture /image

what camera are we talking about ?
and what mode do you shoot in and how long does it take to write the image on the card??

Posted on Apr 26, 2008

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