P&S With No Shutter Lag?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras and Capture' started by ReginaldSMith, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. ReginaldSMith

    ReginaldSMith Subscriber

    Messages:
    527
    Joined:
    May 14, 2018
    Location:
    Arizona
    Shooter:
    35mm
    My glove box camera - a Nikon L20 - gave up the ghost last year. I'd like to find another SLIM, AA battery, P&S, but with very short shutter lag - if such a thing has been made yet? Although I loved the L20, it had like a 1/2 second lag. Annoying. Ideas?
     
  2. Michael Howard

    Michael Howard Member
    Ads Enabled

    Messages:
    20
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2007
    Location:
    South Carolina
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I had an Olympus XZ-1 for a while, an excellent camera, that had very short shutter lag. I would imagine the XZ-2 is the same. Can't go wrong with that camera, though the zoom range isn't great.

    Edit: It uses a rechargeable battery with a good life, not AAs.
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2018
  3. tedr1

    tedr1 Member
    Ads Enabled

    Messages:
    865
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2016
    Location:
    50 miles from NYC USA
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    My experience with Canon P&S indicates most of the lag is in the autofocus system, turn that off and shoot with fixed focus (manual focus) and the lag reduces substantially.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    ReginaldSMith

    ReginaldSMith Subscriber

    Messages:
    527
    Joined:
    May 14, 2018
    Location:
    Arizona
    Shooter:
    35mm
    Thanks guys.
    I can't recall now if my old Nikon L20 allowed turning off the AF.
     
  5. blockend

    blockend Member
    Ads Enabled

    Messages:
    3,759
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2010
    Location:
    northern eng
    Shooter:
    35mm
    The Panasonic GX80/85 is an interchangeable lens digital camera, but it's the size of a P&S, especially with the kit pancake zoom. Camera turn on, focus and shutter are instantaneous, or as fast as any film camera. It's literally point and shoot, which so few compacts really are.
     
  6. OP
    OP
    ReginaldSMith

    ReginaldSMith Subscriber

    Messages:
    527
    Joined:
    May 14, 2018
    Location:
    Arizona
    Shooter:
    35mm
    Thanks. I am going to look into that. Sounds perfect if it is to too spendy.
     
  7. blockend

    blockend Member
    Ads Enabled

    Messages:
    3,759
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2010
    Location:
    northern eng
    Shooter:
    35mm
    A review. Note, the reviewer was sufficiently impressed he later bought one with his own money! Shown in a later review by same guy:

     
  8. OP
    OP
    ReginaldSMith

    ReginaldSMith Subscriber

    Messages:
    527
    Joined:
    May 14, 2018
    Location:
    Arizona
    Shooter:
    35mm
    Ok, that's (GX85) intriguing for sure, but well north of $500 with that 20mm pancake. I have a boatload of money already in a system camera, the Fuji X-T2, and I don't think I would justify another system camera of that magnitude.

    Thanks though. Looks like a swell rig.
     
  9. Ko.Fe.

    Ko.Fe. Member
    Ads Enabled

    Messages:
    2,038
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2014
    Location:
    MiltON.ONtario
    Shooter:
    35mm RF
    I have Canon Power Shot A1400 HD with x2 AA and OVF. It seems to have next to no delay with static objects.
    It cost me 20 CAD.
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies. If you have a Photrio account, please log in (and select 'stay logged in') to prevent recurrence of this notice.