My Minolta Dimage G400 arrived today. I couldn't wait to try the new hybrid\nfocusing systems that claims to virtually eliminate shutter lag.\n\nHere's the quote from Minolta's web site:\n\n"With an all-new original Signal Processing Engine that excels at high-speed\nprocessing the G 400 starts up in a mere 0.7 seconds, then it takes only 0.2\nseconds more for auto-focus and auto-exposure measurement - you can turn it\non and have the first shot taken in just 0.9 seconds. What's more, once the\nAF/AE measurements are complete, shutter release time lag is a virtually\nimperceptible 0.03"\n\nThus, I expected total shutter lag to be .23 seconds. I was dissapointed\nto find the actual shutter lag to similar to my other digital point 'n\nshoots . Using some high-tech gear, I timed the autofocus to be consistenly\nbetween 0.72 and 0.74 seconds. If you include shutter release time, the\ntotal lag was more like 0.9 seconds. Hardly as advertised.\n\nMoreover, covering the external focusing sensors with masking tape made no\ndifference. I assumed my camera was probably defective or in need of new\nfirmware. I called Minolta Tech Support. I spoke to someone right away.\nAfter describing my problem, they immediately escalated my call to senior\ntech support. The senior tech assured me that the camera was working just\nfine. He even had one in his hands and seemed to have similar shutter lag\nperformance.\n\nTo be fair, I think this model *is* defective and the tech guy didn't know\nwhat he was talking about.\n\nHas anyone else had a chance to try one?