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How do I get my camera to take pictures faster? What I mean is that after I take a picture I can view it, but the image stays on the LCD so long that I miss other shots.
The camera function that displays the photo you’ve just taken is called REC VIEW. In some Olympus digital cameras, the REC VIEW function is on all of the time. The majority of Olympus digital cameras allow the user the option of setting REC VIEW to ON or OFF. Some Olympus digital cameras even allow the amount of time the image is to be displayed to be preset. REC VIEW is set in the camera menu. Refer to the camera’s manual for details on the REC VIEW option for your camera model.
On most Olympus cameras, a half-press on the shutter button will clear the REC VIEW image and you can then shoot.
Depending on the camera model, you may have control on how rapidly the camera shoots. The DRIVE option enables the camera to shoot continuously as long as the shutter button is depressed. Look under Sequential Shooting in the camera manual for details on the use of the DRIVE option. Different models shoot at different frame rates. Some, such as the SP-560 UZ, can shoot as rapidly as 15 frames per second. In some models you may also be able to increase the shutter response time using such functions as FULLTIME AF and AF PREDICT. Again, refer to your camera’s manual for details.
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