While not as slow between shots as the Olympus SP-550 UZ, the S8000fd is far from a speed demon and can't even nearly keep up with the SP-550 UZ's burst rate. The camera took 3.1 seconds to start up and capture its first JPEG. Subsequent JPEGs took 2.6 seconds between shots with the flash turned off and 2.9 seconds with the flash turned on.
(Smaller bars indicate better performance )
|Typical shot-to-shot time||Time to first shot||Shutter lag (dim)||Shutter lag (typical)|
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Shutter lag proved slightly sluggish, measuring 0.8 seconds in our high contrast test and 2 seconds in our low contrast test, which mimic bright and dim shooting conditions, respectively. In our continuous shooting test, we were able to capture 8.1-megapixel images at a dismal average rate of 0.5 frames per second.