Article ID : 00032004 / Last Modified : 08/16/2015

When the shutter button is pressed there is a delay before the still picture is taken.

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When taking still pictures, there is a normal delay from the time the button is pressed and when the camera records the picture and is ready to take another picture. The delay between when a picture is taken, to when the digital still camera is ready to take another picture will vary based on several different factors, such as using the flash, the write speed of the camera, the size or quality of the image, etc.

The recording button is a two step process. Pressing the button down half way freezes the image settings as well as focus for recording, resulting in a slight delay. Pressing the button down fully will now activate the record button and process these previous settings. Although the two step recording process is not necessary, image quality may vary when the record button is fully depressed.

NOTES:

  • If the images are set to record in TIFF format, the delay will be longer because the file is uncompressed and requires more storage space to save the image.
  • When the recording process takes place there will be a further delay when the recorded image is written to the camera's media. The recording speed to this media is not adjustable.
  • If the built in flash is being used, it will need to recharge before another picture can be taken.
  • Some cameras have a burst mode function that allows the camera to take multiple pictures at one time. Although this feature does not reduce the delay, it may help the customer to capture the desired image.
  • If the built in flash is being used, it will need to recharge before another picture can be taken.