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I would like to know how to put it on a sports setting and how I can change the shutter speed so that there isn't as big of a delay from when I push the button to take the picture to when it is actually taken.

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There are a range of various image type settings available via the menu but, in the specifications I found on line at CNN there was no Sports Setting. The time lag between pressing the button and the shutter opening is a common problem. You may be able to improve it by pressing the button half way down, allowing the cameras computer to work out the image, for a few seconds then continue to press it right down.

Posted on May 18, 2011

  • broncfanelwa May 18, 2011

    Thanks! It stinks that it doesn't have a sports type setting...there are images you need to capture before the moment is gone and this lag doesn't let you do that...really starting to dislike this camera more and more everyday!

  • Ken Hay May 19, 2011

    Don't give up! Read your instruction manual and/or get on line and Google your camera. You have spent money you can't get back so try to make the most of it. Find out what the camera WILL do and how it can meet at least some of your needs. You may be pleasantly surprised eben tho you may have to compromise.
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