Usa4624 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 280 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 3006 times:
I've heard of a 1-2 second lag between when you press the "shoot" button on the camera and when the camera actually takes the photo. I've heard this complaint about every non-slr digital camera, but am looking specifically at the Olympus 720.
JeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3267 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 12 hours ago) and read 2978 times:
What you hear is wrong. I used to use the C-700 for all my airplane shots. What you do is press the shutter release halfway down (as you would a 35mm SLR) to lock exposure and focus and keep it there until your composition is the way you want it, then depress it all the way. No lag in the shutter release. There is a lag while it writes the data to your card, so make that shot count!
Craigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 10 hours ago) and read 2908 times:
As Dan says above, the autofocus on his Pro90 (I had one) is slow, but it is continuous servo focus. This means that when you finally get the subject in focus, it remains in focus as it moves towards or away from you.
Any camera you buy with focus lag, make sure that the focus is continuous.
Brianhames From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 795 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2825 times:
A really easy way to get around this problem on Sony digicams is you press the button halfway down until the little green dot on the LCD goes solid, then you you push it down the rest of the way and the shot will be instantaneous