are they all like this? Do they all have the DELAY (that word again!) between when you push the button and when the camera flashes and takes the picture? you see, i hate posed pictures of people. i like pictures of how people really look, not how they look with a fake smile.. The problem with the delay is that it gives the subject of the photo a chance to react -- to force a quick smile, to make a face at the camera, to put hands in front of faces, whatever! and some people are not cooperative -- right, Jon; right, Tom?? i think i might have to go back to disposable cameras for people photos. the digital camera works for still-life and scenery.