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omniscientmoon

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omniscientmoon Registered since 28th Mar 2013
Thu 28-Mar-13 10:58 PM

Hi. I don't know if I set something incorrectly, but even in auto, my camera clicks, takes 2-3 seconds then clicks again and by then the picture is blurry. What could cause this? Please help. I just got it and it worked fine last weekend.

Thank you.

jec6613

Norwalk, US
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#1. "RE: D3100 slow to take picture" | In response to Reply # 0

jec6613 Registered since 12th Feb 2013
Fri 29-Mar-13 12:08 AM

There's a delayed exposure mode you likely have set. I believe it's in the menus, but have you tried moving the drive mode lever on the camera to see how it reacts?

omniscientmoon

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#2. "RE: D3100 slow to take picture" | In response to Reply # 1

omniscientmoon Registered since 28th Mar 2013
Fri 29-Mar-13 12:25 AM

I'm new new new to DSLR. What is the drive mode lever? I searched it in the manual but couldn't find it. I can't find "delayed exposure" in the manual either. I got the camera on Ebay, barely used. I downloaded the manual from the Nikon site.

omniscientmoon

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#3. "RE: D3100 slow to take picture" | In response to Reply # 2

omniscientmoon Registered since 28th Mar 2013
Fri 29-Mar-13 12:43 AM

I think I found it. There was one called "de-noise" in the troubleshooting section. It's still a little slow, but it didn't blur. I purposely moved it too after the first click during the pause, and the picture was clear. Thanks for you help. If there are any other possibilities, I'll gladly read and learn. =)

MEMcD

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#4. "RE: D3100 slow to take picture" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Fri 29-Mar-13 12:54 AM

Hi Christine,

Welcome to Nikonians!

What Release mode is the camera in?


What is the ambiant light level when you experience the 2-3 sec. delay?

If the ambiant light level is very low the shutter speed could easily be 2-3 sec. and the root cause of your problem.

Could you download a sample image to your gallery with the Exif data intact. It will help us diagnose the problem.

Best Regards,
Marty

omniscientmoon

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#5. "RE: D3100 slow to take picture" | In response to Reply # 4

omniscientmoon Registered since 28th Mar 2013
Fri 29-Mar-13 01:23 AM

Thank you for the welcome and response. I am unable to upload anything right now due to time and I will be away all weekend. I will gladly do it when I come back. Thanks for your help! I was looking for a quick fix to play over the weekend, but I'll gladly learn more after my trip!! Thanks!!!!!!

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