Having problems with your Nikon COOLPIX L3 Digital Camera ?

My Nikon Coolpix L3 takes a good few seconds to take a photo. By the time the camera takes a photo the moment is gone. I'm sure it wasnt always like this. Can you help?


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This is a common situation with most compact point&shoot cameras. This "shutter lag" is because the camera has to do so much work when you press the shutter release button: focus on the subject, meter the light for proper exposure, and switch the electronics from viewing on the LCD to recording to memory. Larger (and more expensive) cameras have additional hardware to reduce this lag.

You can reduce the lag somewhat by anticipating the action. Press the shutter release button halfway to focus and meter. Keep it pressed halfway until the right moment, then press it the rest of the way to take the picture.
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