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Shutter lag

What is the shutter lag on the FZ10? By "shutter lag" I mean the time it takes to capture a picture from when a subject is focused lock and the shutter fired. On my *ist D and the Oly E20 the shutter lag is 65 ms (milliseconds) or to the human senses, instantaneous. I've never owned a Panasonic digicam but this one has piqued my interest. I went and played with an FZ1 today and there was a noticeable shutterlag--1/2 second or so but unacceptable to catch action shots or candids.

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Re: Shutter lag

I don't know what your measurement conditions were, but there's no way the shutter lag after focus is 1/2 second. I don't have a quantitative number at my finger tips, but it surely falls into the "instantaneous" category, as far as I can tell. I've taken plenty of action shots and candids, including shots of flying birds, that will back that up

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