# Camera pause

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Eigenvector, Aug 16, 2003.

1. ### EigenvectorGuest

I understand how the camera is taking the photo, but on average how long
should the pause last before the image is finished?

On my camera, an Olympus C720, it seems like about 0.2 seconds - which is an
eternity when you are trying to take a long distance shot on a moving
target. Is this about normal, or are most digital cameras much faster than
this dog?

I'd be kind of curious to know just how this thing rates in terms of photo
shoot speed.
Eigenvector, Aug 16, 2003

2. ### Larry CaldwellGuest

(Eigenvector) writes:
> I understand how the camera is taking the photo, but on average how long
> should the pause last before the image is finished?
>
> On my camera, an Olympus C720, it seems like about 0.2 seconds - which is an
> eternity when you are trying to take a long distance shot on a moving
> target. Is this about normal, or are most digital cameras much faster than
> this dog?
>
> I'd be kind of curious to know just how this thing rates in terms of photo
> shoot speed.

About average. You can shoot up to 3 frames in sequence at 1984x1488
before you have to let the buffer dump to the card, but then you have a 5
to 7 second wait while the buffer empties. If you reduce the photo
resolution, you can buffer more shots.

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Larry Caldwell, Aug 16, 2003

3. ### Joseph MeehanGuest

Yea, it seems you have to move to a Digital SLR to get anything
reasonable in the shutter response time.

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"Eigenvector" <> wrote in message
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> I understand how the camera is taking the photo, but on average how long
> should the pause last before the image is finished?
>
> On my camera, an Olympus C720, it seems like about 0.2 seconds - which is

an
> eternity when you are trying to take a long distance shot on a moving
> target. Is this about normal, or are most digital cameras much faster

than
> this dog?
>
> I'd be kind of curious to know just how this thing rates in terms of photo
> shoot speed.
>
>
Joseph Meehan, Aug 16, 2003