least shutter lag in a P&S digital?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Hinkle, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. Hinkle

    Hinkle Guest

    Is there a digital point and shoot camera out there that has eliminated
    shutter lag? I now use a Nikon DSLR but would love to carry a shirt-pocket
    camera around.

    I would like (and am waiting for) one that has:
    An optical view finder
    Shutter lag comparable with DSLR
    6+ mp resolution
    around 28-70 equivalent optical zoom

    Ralph
     
    Hinkle, Aug 22, 2007
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    Somebody Guest

    Shutter lag is going to be a problem for any P&S camera. You have to
    remember the market they are made for. You also have one other issue that a
    P&S camera will have even something as high end as Panasonic FZ50 or the
    like and that is the refresh of the LCD screens that a lot of these are
    using for the eye-view finder and the LCD screen. They update too slow to be
    of much use for anything that is moving to fast.

    I would try an find one that has a real non LCD viewfinder, it may not show
    exactly what you will get but it will certainly be more responsive. Then you
    can simply lead the subject and shot a second ahead. This doesn' work when
    everything is an LCD.

    Somebody!
     
    Somebody, Aug 23, 2007
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    Gummo Guest

    I must say, the lag on my Canon S3 IS is near to unnoticeable.

    Gummo
     
    Gummo, Aug 23, 2007
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  4. Hinkle

    Hinkle Guest

    Re: remember the market they were made for.

    Shutter lag can be forgiven if all one is shooting is inanimate objects, or
    posed subjects. (OK, everyone smile, wait, wait, wait, FLASH!)

    But for shooting action, such as grandson up at home plate or catching the
    fly ball, or for wildlife, as the deer visiting the campsite, or children,
    such as the priceless expression when blowing out both candles on the
    birthday cake, slow "warm-up" time and shutter lag can be frustrating and
    produce disappointing results.

    I cannot understand why the major manufacturers choose not to produce a
    point and shoot that can take instant photos like the point and shoot film
    cameras a few years ago. Probably some technical reasons, but there are a
    lot of parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc., who would probably love
    to have a P&S with no more lag time than an SLR. It's what I have been
    waiting for, even though my main shooter is a DSLR.

    My 2 cents worth. Although 2 cents isn't worth much any more. :)

    Think I'll go look at a Canon S5 IS today although I really would prefer
    something with an optical viewfinder.

    Ralph
     
    Hinkle, Aug 23, 2007
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    AustinMN Guest

    I've never used a point-and-shoot that didn't fire near instantly if:

    1) You could turn off redeye pre-flash,

    *AND*

    2) You chould get it to focus & exposure lock.

    The first is usually a menu setting. The second usually involves
    holding the shutter release button down partway until all the "lag"
    stuff (focus, exposure, etc.) were done. Pushing the release the rest
    of the way would immediately release the shutter.

    Austin
     
    AustinMN, Aug 24, 2007
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    Joel Guest

    The shuttle-lag and 1+ second writting delay between shot is part of P&S
    that you can't avoid it. Pressing the shuttle 1/2-way down is for FOCUS
    which has nothing to do with shuttle-lag, or there still be some delayingon
    the 2nd half.
     
    Joel, Aug 24, 2007
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    Ken Hart Guest

    The shuttle-lag and 1+ second writting delay between shot is part of P&S
    that you can't avoid it. Pressing the shuttle 1/2-way down is for FOCUS
    which has nothing to do with shuttle-lag, or there still be some delaying on
    the 2nd half.

    I don't know why a camera would have a "shuttle", especially a digital P&S.
    Most cameras do, however have a "SHUTTER"
     
    Ken Hart, Aug 25, 2007
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    Joel Guest

    Hahaha if you don't know then you won't know <bg>
     
    Joel, Aug 25, 2007
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