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Help on P72

Could anyone tell me what is the shot to shot time in this cam ? I think I have a problem with mine , cause when using the flash in AUTO mode this delay is between 5 and 10 seconds. Thanks.

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Re: Help on P72

Shot to shot with the Sony batteries indicating about 1/2 power remaining. I just tested them. That time seems about the same from when we first installed the batteries fully charged. Its not quite as fast as my 717. ;)

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Re: Help on P72

The recycle time using flash gets worse pretty quickly if you are using the onboard flash. The delay is pretty much inversly proportional to the remaining charge in the battery. I.E. the less charge, the longer the time. This happens with any camera. You might check the time with fresh batteries (or freshly charged) and then after maybe 20 shots or so. I would not find 5 seconds atypical, but 10 seconds sounds like you are pretty close to dead battery. If you get 10 seconds at the start of a fresh battery, then you may have a problem. Also, capacitor charge time can vary from capacitor to capacitor and a 1-2 second variation between camera flash units, either onboard or off board is probably normal. Age of capacitor can also have an effect.

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