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 Post subject: Camera question for the photographers
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:53 pm 
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So- I'm assuming there is a "technical" name for the lag time between when you press the button on a digital camera and when it actually takes the picture- what is that name?

I'm looking for a new (relatively inexpensive) camera, and I'm getting lots of strange looks when I try to describe that I need it to take a picture quickly, i.e. before the dog moves away!!

The camera I have (that is barely working) seems to be about 6 seconds; my daughter just got a new camera, and hers is even longer...

Is this also the same thing as what some cameras have labeled as "sports feature"? I'm guessing that means to take quick action shots.

Any and all help will be appreciated here! Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Camera question for the photographers
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:33 am 
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No expert but i think is shutter speed.

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 Post subject: Re: Camera question for the photographers
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:00 am 
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Yes, it's shutter speed. Some cameras allow you to adjust the shutter speed too.

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 Post subject: Re: Camera question for the photographers
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:23 pm 
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yeah check your settings and find out why is it taking so long. Usually a long exposure is used for night photography such as this 15 second exposure. You can also use it in the day time
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The camera will keep the shutter open collecting light for how ever many seconds you set it for.

what kind of cameras are they?

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 Post subject: Re: Camera question for the photographers
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Lag time is the correct term....really shouldnt be an issue in today's cameras. Even in the camera I had from 2006 the lag time was minimal. What setting do you have your camera on? Are you focusing first (pressing shutter half way to focus) and then having the long time between the final press of the shutter button and the actual pic being taken or are you just pressing the shutter button all the way from the start? I am guessing the camera is having a hard time focusing which is why it is taking longer. Shutter speed shouldn't be an issue unless you are in a mode that is giving you a long exposure. I do recall the first digital I used that did have a lag time from when you pressed the shutter button and it actually took the pic...you had to be ready before the shot was so to speak. But you shouldn't have that problem nowadays. Some cameras have a continuous picture mode where it will keep taking pics until you let your finger off the shutter button. I like those for bird photography and when i am outside with the dogs. You just have to know that some pics will be blurry if your subject moves from where you focused on in the first place. Some have continous pic with autofocus too but that never works as well for me....Hope that helps some...

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 Post subject: Re: Camera question for the photographers
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:30 pm 
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You can also put your camera on burst and it will take 4 or more shots in a row

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