Does anyone know the shutter lag for the Pentax *ist DS?

Discussion in 'Pentax' started by Archie, Mar 27, 2005.

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    Archie Guest

    I've searched the web for the shutter lag time in SECONDS for the *ist
    DS, with autofocus on, and can't find this info.

    Some places say there is no noticeable lag, some that the *ist is
    "slow"... but nobody has posted an actual delay time in seconds or
    milliseconds.

    The D70 and Digital Rebel are also often described as having virtually
    no shutter lag, but in fact when measured it is around 250-490
    milliseconds.

    So if you have this info, pls post.

    A.
     
    Archie, Mar 27, 2005
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    Pete D Guest

    I can't find it either but is is similar to the D70 and 300D and has
    virtually no shutter lag, the Ds is not "slow" unless perhaps comparing it
    to a D1.
     
    Pete D, Mar 28, 2005
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    CyaD Guest

    CyaD, Mar 28, 2005
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    Pete D Guest

    Pete D, Mar 28, 2005
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    Pete D Guest

    The shooting performance of the *ist DS is quite robust for an amateur
    dSLR; it equaled and in some cases exceeded the responsiveness of the *ist
    D. From power-on till the first image was captured measured only one second.
    Shutter lag, the delay between depressing the shutter and capturing the
    image, was 1/10 second when pre-focused, and 3/10 second including autofocus
    time for a high-contrast subject. Shot-to-shot delay averaged about 1/2
    second without flash; the internal flash recycle time extended shot-shot
    delay to between 1.3 and 4.2 seconds, depending on subject distance.
    Continuous Shooting mode captured nine shots in three seconds, with
    subsequent shots at a rate of one every 6/10 second as the camera is
    processing the contents of the buffer. It required ~7 seconds to write a
    buffer full of JPEG images to SD card before being ready to capture the next
    burst. This puts the *ist DS ahead of the *ist D and Canon Digital Rebel
    both in its burst capture rate and the size/speed of its buffer, trailing
    the Nikon D70 by only a slight margin. The above times were observed using a
    fast Delkin 1GB SD memory card, 18-35mm FA lens, flash off, daylight
    lighting, 3008x2008 JPEG/Fine.
     
    Pete D, Mar 28, 2005
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