I am brand new to photography and this camera. Had the smaller lens on and the shutter seemed fine. Tried the larger lens (I bought a kit) which was 200M. Played around with settings, also tried the shutter buttom half way to let it focus itself then pushed all the way to take pic. Now every picture I try to take with this lens (haven't tried the smaller one again) the picture takes about 10 seconds or more to take. It's like its trying to align everything — I see points in the view finder and the beeps get faster and faster and finally a picture is taken. I m sure I hit something automatic or autofocus. I just want to point my camera and focus (either manual or automatic) and take a picture within a second or two.
That is the self-timer which does that. Press the left arrow and you will see the drive mode menu and choose the one with a rectangle rather than a clock. It will then take a photo in a fraction of a second, almost instantly after the shutter is fully pressed.