I took a photo of some fish yesterday at the store while I was looking for some saltwater fish, and I realized that the camera takes the picture much before the photo sound is played. So if you look at this:
I hit the button, and the fish moved shortly after that. The sound played, then this picture came up.
I'm pretty sure that the camera takes the picture 1.5-2 seconds in, but it takes a few seconds for it to process/play the sound.
So really, it's not THAT bad, but it appears to be bad because we don't know what happens for about 5 seconds when the picture actually shows up on the screen.