[thechat] Re: Digicam Shutter Lag Time

Hassan Schroeder hassan at webtuitive.com
Thu Jul 22 17:38:54 CDT 2004

Terry Fowler wrote:

> I've tried to find a good reference on which cameras
> have a slow response to a click of the shutter and
> which ones have a fast response.  The best web site
> I know of for digital photography,
> http://dpreview.com/
> doesn't seem to be any help.  

Say it again, brother! Shutter speed or anything else. You'd think
someone would offer camera reviews that went beyond "dood, it's got,
like, *four* *mega*pixels".

Besides shutter speed, write-buffer-to-card time is making me nuts.
Taking high-res shots of small items for a project, and storing one
shot takes -- OK, I haven't timed it, but it seems like forever :-)
And you're blocked -- can't adjust any settings while that's going
on, at least on the Coolpix 4500 I've got, so it's way annoying. But
can you research this before buying? Not anywhere I've found...


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