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09-01-2011, 05:51 AM   #1
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continous burst mode

Yesterday I got my K-5 with the kit lenses. I am very impresses by t built. One thing I didn't like is the selecting focus point level. I do wish they use some kind of clicking thing there.
Back to my question. I picked continuous high burst mode but didn't get the 7 fps. I was using raw + jpg. Flash was set to off. Speed sets to 1/8000. I wasn't trying to take any pictures. I just want to know if it can do the 7 fps like it suggested. Did I forget to set something? Another thing is I also tried to set the burst mode to low, and it did slow down to 1.5 fps.
Thanks for your help.

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09-01-2011, 07:14 AM   #2
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probably not if you have lens correction set to on (manual pg. 152) and also because you're shooting RAW+JPEG the buffer requires time to catch up.
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Some settings will slow the burst rate besides lens correction as pointed out. Read the manual about the AF.C setting in the menu and change it to "FPS Priority" instead of "Focus Priority". Then go outside and take some pictures.
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The Hi continuous shooting rate can only be achieved under some conditions:

- Switch off ALL in-camera processing incl. len distortion correction, high ISO noise correction, ....

- Shoot JPEG

- Use a high quality card (eg Sandisk Extreme II class 10).

Unless you do all the above, your camera will shoot a couple of shots at its nominal rate and then slow down, when the in-camera processing quicks in, or when the buffer is full ...

Hope that the comment will help.

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I have a cheap class 10 8gb sd card and shooting raw, i can do about 20 shoots at Hi-continuous shooting before the buffer slows down.
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That's about right.
With JPEG you'll get even more.
09-01-2011, 05:14 PM   #7
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thanks guys

I did changed some settings and continuous mode got faster.

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