Faster shutter release needed

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by John & Beverly, Oct 29, 2004.

  1. I have owned 2 digital cameras. My current one is a Sony DSC-S85.

    I am tired of missing shots of my grandchildren because they have moved or
    turned by the time the shutter releases.

    Can anyone recommend a good, compact camera with a fast shutter release.

    Thank you,

    John & Beverly, Oct 29, 2004
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    Robert Barr Guest

    Kodak DX7440. Search for reviews.
    Robert Barr, Oct 29, 2004
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    Ken Weitzel Guest

    Hi John and/or Beverley...

    I'm in the same boat... been know to take pictures of
    them having their bedtime snack at the kitchen table - and
    they were tucked in bed 'fore the picture was taken :)
    OK, a bit of exaggeration :)

    Don't know your Sony camera, so not sure if my next
    suggestion will help or not, but perhaps someone...?

    I am the undisputed world champion of taking pics of
    them with their eyes closed. No exaggeration. I have
    one outdoors at the lake - all 3 kids with their eyes
    closed. And with that, the stressed sort of look on
    their faces that go with intentionally closing their
    eyes. They're so good at this, that I suspect they
    see my finger tense, and close their eyes in response :(

    So, a work-around (if your Sony supports it) is to use
    it in burst mode. If I do that, then the first of
    three is eyes closed, the second is eyes open, and
    the third will invariably be a perfectly natural

    Hopes this helps a little...

    Ken Weitzel, Oct 29, 2004
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    Clyde Guest

    Are you sure it's not the auto focus that isn't the problem. Most
    digital cameras shoot pretty fast, once it is focused. If you just stab
    at the button, it has to focus before it shoots. If you half way depress
    the button before you need to shoot, it will focus first. Then you press
    the rest of the way down to take the picture.

    Clyde, Oct 29, 2004
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    Seymore Guest

    You've got it. There are many who don't know about the lite shutter button
    depress so the cam can get its focus/exposure info. Hold the button in that
    position and allow the PIC to come to you.

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    Seymore, Oct 29, 2004
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