16th June 2005, 03:04 PM
Shortest shutter lag on Digital Cams. Which one?
Does anyone know if there is a website which comapres the shutter lag on consumer/prosumer digital cameras?
16th June 2005, 06:04 PM
not a comparison site, but at 0.01s, i think it's pretty fast. and comes with underwater housing option as well.
16th June 2005, 06:07 PM
Tested one of RICOH digital cam at IT show and has very fast shutter speed, much faster than my Canon A80. Forgotten the model though.
Originally Posted by kthan
16th June 2005, 06:45 PM
Just a little side note.
DSLRs have low lag bcoz they focus fast. i think the problem with digicams is not with the shutter but with the focussing.
i think you're looking for something that focuses fast, right? Some of the smaller digicams (Casio Exilim?) get around the shutter lag by using a very small wide angle lens and tiny aperture, thus everything is by default 'in focus', and hence an 'incredibly fast' shutter with little lag (since they do little or no focussing).
17th June 2005, 08:18 AM
w.s : yep, the F10 looks good but think it doesn't have full manual control. it is essentially a point and shoot. The size is perfect though.
Jeff : i'll go check it out
ST1100: I dunno if i am indeed looking for something that focuses fast. I hate the shutter lag on my C-5050 so essentially, i am looking at something with less lag. If faster focus = minimal shutter lag, then yes. I am looking for an ultra compact dc with excellent shutter lag and full manual control. Would be great if it uses CF and AA batteries, but the latter are not so impt now.
Anyone knows if such a comparision website exists?
17th June 2005, 08:28 AM
17th June 2005, 08:40 AM
Originally Posted by ST1100
Shutter lag is the period between the time when the shutter is fully pressed and when the picture is actually taken - it is quite different from focusing speed (since focusing has already taken place) or shutter speed (since shutter speed is variable depending on exposure whereas shutter lag is constant).
Originally Posted by jeffhiew
17th June 2005, 11:32 AM
If you need low shutter lag, you can try hyper focus. Eg: on my Canon A80, I've hyper focus preset and saved at C1 and C2. So, when switched to either of these modes, my camera will skip auto-focus and get instant shutter release. But need to take note that there is aminimum focus distance, so on mine the minimum distance is 1.8m onwards.
Originally Posted by kthan
As for that RICOH tested at the IT Show, it has low shutter lag too and doesn't seems to be using hyper focus. I've no idea how RICOH overcome this for a P&S.
26th June 2005, 09:46 AM
Yep, but my (not-so-clear) point was that some of the shutter lag is really focussing lag, as evidenced by many digicams able to shoot 'instantly' when prefocussed or in manual focus.
Originally Posted by melnjes