Originally Posted by Foodle
DSLR should have very little delay between depressing the shutter and shutter firing. Might be focus delay. Are you pre-focusing (half-pressing shutter) before taking the shot?
Also, auto modes are generally a bad idea, since you don't have control over what the camera is doing. It's an ok crutch as you learn what you're doing, but you should probably switch at least to P mode if not A or S.
Yes I've half pressed shutter but still seem a bit slow reaction speed. On my canon point and shoot I have no problems. Also haven't figured out P mode yet. Tried shooting in P but comes out blurry sine my daughter keeps moving