Having problems with your Nikon D40x Digital Camera ?

My Nikon D40 won't take pictures fast.

\015 My camera used to take pictures fast, so I know there has to be a probelm now. When I try to take pictures, I will hear a spinning noise with my lens or the camera motor (new to the SLR stuff) and well, I'm not sure what happened. (I'm hoping I messed with the menu by mistake). I have to press the shutter button about 4 times until it will take a picture. This is both outside during the day without a flash and inside with a flash, so it can't be a low light issue (I wouldn't think). My memory card is great and my battery is charged. Is my camera faulty?\015

Answers :

There is a buffer in your camera that processes your images for storage on your memory card. The larger the file size, the more the buffer is being used per image. That will slow down your image transfer.
\015\012Also, memory cards are not just about the size of the memory card. It's very about about transfer rate. Once the buffer is ready to send the image to the card, the card has to be able to accept the MB quickly. If your card has a transfer rate of less than 255, it's going to be slow, especially with larger images.
Are you pressing the shutter button half-way and allowing the camera to lock in the focus before pressing the rest of the way?
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