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Old Sep 13, 2005, 8:55 PM   #1
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Sony keeps using 10secs for self-timer ONLY.
What gives?
I think a 2 or 3 sec self-timer would be wonderful and if it isn't asking much Why can't we choose self-timer's seconds ? That would be perfect. hasn't anyone thought about it? These guys make cams for living. Use brains. I'm unemployed, i can can work for any of these brands and give some really good ideas. And unexpensive ones like this I just shared.
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Old Sep 14, 2005, 1:08 PM   #2
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Sony keeps using 10secs for self-timer ONLY.
What gives?
I think a 2 or 3 sec self-timer would be wonderful and if it isn't asking much Why can't we choose self-timer's seconds ? That would be perfect. hasn't anyone thought about it? These guys make cams for living. Use brains. I'm unemployed, i can can work for any of these brands and give some really good ideas. And unexpensive ones like this I just shared.
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in case you're referring to the R-1, it has got a 2 or 10 second timer.
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Old Sep 14, 2005, 2:53 PM   #3
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Nope,
I've got a P200
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Old Sep 19, 2005, 1:34 AM   #4
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Sometimes too may options makes the product more complicated, so the designers opt with the more basic features suitable for most situations.



So my guess is they figure10 seconds is enough to compose a picture, run in to join the group and make a proper smile. Do you think you can do so in 2 or 5 seconds?
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2 seconds is great for when you have the camera on a tripod and don't want to shake the camera by pressing the shutter button.
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Old Sep 19, 2005, 11:40 AM   #6
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I have a W1 and a V3 and I too have wished it had a selectable2 or 10 secsecond timer, for reasons already stated.

IMO, the answer to the original question is they simply cut corners to cut product cost.
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