- 09-20-2013, 11:27 AM #1
I have seen that the 1020 can take some time to take the first photo (3-5 seconds according to another thread). However, I am wondering what the lag time is once the camera app is already open. In other words, with the camera app open, does the Lumia 1020 have a noticeable shutter lag between pressing the button and taking the shot? One of my biggest complaints about many digital cameras is shutter lag, and it is a large reason why we moved to a digital SLR. With kids and many photos, shutter lag is the key factor preventing me from getting the shot I wanted. Any insight from owners would be appreciated before I splash out the money.
- 09-20-2013, 11:39 AM #2
Using the normal camera app is as fast as any other windows phone. Apps like SmartCam, Cinemagraph etc.. open up pretty fast. It is only the ProCam app which takes time to open and save betqween shots.
That said I have read many posts from owners claiming it is over exaggerated, I think you should use the device once before making a decision. You are getting something close to better point and shoots
- 09-20-2013, 11:49 AM #4
Even with the Pro Cam application saving both a 3x and a 5 MP shot at the same time, the delay doesn't seem that excessive to me thanks to the 2 GB of RAM. Also, the default/standard camera app is super fast at taking your shots and the Pro cam app is really designed for those moments when you can afford to take your time to fiddle around with the many settings to get the perfect shot.
If you want to take pictures of your kids then just use the Sports mode of the default/standard camera application.
- 09-20-2013, 12:25 PM #7
You need to use the camera to see if the lag is what you expect (better/worse/indifferent) and whether you feel it is worth the money. I would be lying if I said I didn't miss shots because of the shutter delay. My Yorkie poses for me so I take quite a few pictures of him. Unfortuantely, he thinks he is "done" when he sees the auto-focus light go on/off. I can usually convince him to stay with a look and I get the shot, but there have been a few times where a photo will go from sitting attentively to OMG it's a camera, ATTACK!
- 10-30-2013, 02:24 PM #8
Anyone else have thoughts on shutter lag? I went to the store and used it, the shutter lag was not awful but was not nearly as quick as the dSLR that I have. I also thought it was slightly slower than the iPhone 5 that my wife uses. However, this was an indoor setting so the shutter lag may be better outdoors. The picture quality was very good, you could tell that just by zooming on the phone screen.
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