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Nikon l840 coolpix digital camera I encounter times like

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nikon l840 coolpix digital camera I encounter times like this morning when shooting cardinals in my back yard that after I take a shot, there is a delay for as long as 1 minute before I can take another shot. Seems like the camera it stuck. What is going
on here? It is driving me nuts!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Home Theater-Stereo
Expert:  Russell A. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, What is the type (SD or SDHC) and size (capacity in gb) of your memory card?

How have you been using it? Taking shots then downloading and erasing or jus storing everything on the card?

Is it filled to near capacity?

Finally, what is the Speed Class (the number in the circle)?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sd 32gb
Since i wrote i downloaded photos and erased. It seems to be back on track and taking shots w little delay between. Was that the problem?
I take photos in the early morning. I thought this caused it where the auto focus cannot adjust to the low light. Is there a remedy for this?
Expert:  Russell A. replied 1 year ago.

If the camera is hunting for focus, first, make sure that the lens is clear of fog or mist. Early morning air can cause this when you come out of the house. Next, you can raise the ISO sensitivity to 1600 in fixed mode (page 83 of the manual). This will shorten the lag time. Just make sure that you return it to Auto when low light shooting is done.

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