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IT TAKES A LONG TIME TO TAKE A PHOTO FROM WHEN YOU PRESS THE BUTTON

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This is a common situation with many compact point&shoot cameras. Larger and more expensive dSLRs have additional hardware that eliminates this "shutter lag".

You can eliminate much of the lag by anticipating the peak of the action. Press the shutter release button halfway to focus and meter, and hold it there until the moment, then press the shutter release button the rest of the way.

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