self-timer


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self-timer

[′self ′tīm·ər]
(engineering)
A device that delays the tripping of a camera shutter so that the photographer can be included in the photograph.
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The 2500 also features auto flash and self-timer. On the downside, the image resolution is poor.
* Press the shutter button with your finger--use a remote release or the self-timer. Alternatively, many digital SLRs now feature a built-in stabiliser to counteract camera shake caused by handholding the camera
What happens if I get a call after I set the self-timer?" Wonder no more.
It also features a multimode flash system, autoloading and autowinding, and a built-in self-timer.
Moving further down, you can choose colour tones (between normal, sepia, black and white, and vivid), the kind of capture mode you want to use (normal, bracketing, interval and self-timer).
For this reason, the shutter needs to be fired remotely, using a remote release or even the camera's self-timer. Most cameras offer shutter speeds up to one or two minutes duration, for anything longer, you need to use the Bulb setting, which will keep the shutter open as long as you like.
Plus, it has a self-timer, red-eye reducer and a 2X digital zoom.
To further ensure sharpest possible focus, a remote release or the camera's self-timer can be used to trip the shutter.
Providing your camera is mounted securely and you use a remote release or self-timer to trigger the shutter, even a very slow exposure of a second or longer will produce a sharply focused result.
Yet it still manages to boast an array of up-to-the-minute features - five flash models, self-timer and red-eye reduction.
But in Apple's self-timer, a patent granted March 8, the iDevice's camera can identify the photographer and ask if they want to be in the picture.