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04-23-2012, 03:40 PM   #1
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Q Shutter Lag?

I've read comments elsewhere where the reviewer complained about shutter lag in the Q.

As I would like to be well informed before I buy a Q, I was wondering what actual Q users were experiencing regarding shutter lag.


04-23-2012, 04:45 PM   #2
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Like DSLRs within certain parameters, yes.
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I'd like to hear more about this shutter lag...

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I don't think its shutter lag but more of Realtime>LCD lag.
As with all LV camears, it gets worse with lower light.

I've never noticed this as an issue to me for day shots.
Night shots, I'm more irritated by the AF.

My guess is that using the electronic shutter helps (w/ any shutter lag), but I've never been bothered enough to do any empirical tests.

So the summary for me, shutter lag, probably there, but never bothered me enough to look (all the MILCs have it anyway, to one degree or another; that's coming from a G3 user)
YMMV (of course)

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The shutter lag on the Q isn't so bad - I've not compared/measured it, but I'd label it adequate.

What is a bit of a drag is, that the buffer is a notch on the small side, and so quickly runs full when taking photos in succession.

Also, I noticed (anecdotical, did not measure, but observe when auto-bracketing shots), that actually generating a jpeg is a bit of a slow-down: taking+writing-to-SD a RAW seems faster than taking+converting-to-jpeg+writing-to-SD.

Note, I used a SanDisk EyeFi card when I observed the above - which is not the fastest card out there.

As I said, I've not measured any of this, but that's how it feels to me.
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*i had a Patriot LX series 8GB class10 card, it's not much quicker with a Sandisk Extreme pro U1 8GB card*

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08-16-2012, 07:54 PM   #7
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I haven't noticed long shutter lag, and I'm pretty sensitive to that. One thing I read early on was to use the fastest sd cards in the Q; I shuffled in a slower 15mb/sec card the other day, and I was astonished how much slower the Q seemed to react and recover from shots. Moving back to the 45mb/sec card cleared it all up.
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I never did understand why the screen must go dark for a mirrorless camera to take a picture. That seems acceptable I guess, but I was more concerned with continuous shooting.



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