Question about Olympus Camedia C-740 Ultra Zoom Digital Camera
I have a question regarding this camera if anyone else has one. I miss all the action shots with this camera. When I press the button, there is a good 2-5 second delay before it snaps the picture. I understand the delay after the pic is snapped while it writes to the card. But why a delay when the button is pressed? I have taken it down to the lowest image quality and the same delay.
Posted by Anonymous on
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.
Posted on Sep 06, 2005
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