A&P delay when taking picture....

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  1. zentrickster

    zentrickster New Member

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    so i've been messing around with my canon a85 for sometime now, and have noticed that there's like a 1.5 sec delay from the time i press the button to release the shutter to the time the flash goes off and actually takes the picture.....

    is this common with most digital cameras, or the a85 particularly??

    there are some settings that i don't know much about (like the focus assist) that i suspect may cause this.......

    any thoughts??
     
  2. mojito

    mojito New Member

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    press the shutter half way down to auto focus, then hold that until you want to take the picture and press all the way down.
     
  3. GlobeGuy

    GlobeGuy New Member

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    There is some delay with most P&S digital cameras. 1.5 sec seems longer than most though.
     
  4. zentrickster

    zentrickster New Member

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    do people really consider the canon a85 a point and shoot??? i don't, am i wrong??
     
  5. mace

    mace i don't read

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    are you in manual mode? play around with the shutter speed
     
  6. anjego

    anjego Invading your economy!

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    yep, it's a point and shoot. a fairly advanced one, but still a point & shoot.
     
  7. Nickos

    Nickos Active Member

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    yea but make sure youre still aiming at when you wnt to take the pic of, half press of the shuter locks focus, if hes pointing it at the ground just wanting to be ready then moves the cam to shoot at something, everything will be OOF
     
  8. MrBucket

    MrBucket OT Supporter

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    Any digital camera that isnt a dslr is a point and shoot, except for that new epson rangefinder digital, but thats a whole different beast.
     
  9. sony

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    ?The a85 is a point and shoot. :mamoru: Theres quite a noticable delay between half press and full press. This is normal for p&s cameras. I think theres a couple p&s's with no delay, but all of the Canon ones that I've had my hands on have a pause between when you push the shutter down completely and when the picture is taken. You'll just have to take this into consideration when taking pictures.
     

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