Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SX 200 IS Digital Camera ?

Time lag between focusing and shooting causes missed phot ops

\015 I have just bought this camera and used it at a wedding. There is a lag between the time I press the shutter button and the picture actually takes. I missed several shots of moving objects because of that. What should I be doing?\015

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First of all, all point and shoot cameras suffer from "shutter lag". You can Google that for more info. To minimize it, press the shutter button half-way and lock in the focus. Then, press the rest of the way when the time is right. Your camera will be about 0.5 to 0.8 seconds behind the actual press of the button.
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