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01-14-2015, 05:01 AM   #1
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k5 fps

Hi, I'm new to dslr and just bought a used k5. I'm reading the manual with the camera in my hand trying off the different settings. When shooting continuously in lo or hi I get only one picture/sec. This is tested with and without lens in Av, Tv, and P settings with plenty of light, no flash needed.

Is there a setting limiting fps or is there something wrong with my camera.

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01-14-2015, 05:21 AM   #2
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A setting that might be slowing down the frame rate is #16 in the C (custom) menu, AF.C Setting. If it is set to Focus Priority, which is probably the default, the shutter will only fire when the subject is in focus.
01-14-2015, 07:32 AM   #3
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Thank you baro-nite, but it did not help.
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A slow memory card maybe?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Joakim-new Quote
. This is tested with and without lens in Av, Tv, and P settings with plenty of light, no flash needed.
Test it in M mode and put the camera into manual focus. Set the drive mode to Hi Continuous. Set the shutter speed to 1/125, ISO 100 and f/5.6 -- it doesn't matter if the pictures look good. Just rule out a basic setting error.

Make sure you have a quality memory card that can handle that type of input. I always buy Sandisk's fastest cards that are somewhere around 45Mb/s.
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There are a couple of things to try:
Make sure continuous shooting is set to Hi, not Lo by using the 4 way button and once you select Continuous choose the correct option by pressing the down key.
Use a shutter speed fast enough to allow high FPS such as 1/100 or faster.
Switch focus mode to manual to take out any focusing delay impact.

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Memory card shouldn't impact initial FPS as the camera has a buffer but I guess it doesn't hurt to get a fast card.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Joakim-new Quote
Hi, I'm new to dslr and just bought a used k5. I'm reading the manual with the camera in my hand trying off the different settings. When shooting continuously in lo or hi I get only one picture/sec. This is tested with and without lens in Av, Tv, and P settings with plenty of light, no flash needed.

Is there a setting limiting fps or is there something wrong with my camera.

Kind regards

Joakim
Also, be sure to disable lens corrections and shadow/highlight corrections as those can slow down your framerate and/or buffer speed. If you're still experiencing problems, please attach a photo and we'll take a look at the exif to see what's wrong.

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01-15-2015, 05:05 AM   #8
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Wow! Great forum..

It could be the memory card because I bought a cheep one, but as mentioned I should be able to get a few shots in cache before the memory card is the bottleneck. The card is Kingston 32GB SD HC1 30MB/s. To get more shots in cache I have reduced the resolution from 16 to 6M pixel.

I was going to write more about my settings, but testing today it works, hooray! Only bad thing is I don't now what did the trick. It fires 7fps in bad light conditions with shutter speed 1/80 or worse, in Af.s, Af.c and Mf. In Av, Tv or M. There is nothing stopping it except choosing Lo, but I tested both High and lo earlier. Also the correction settings were disabled already.

Thank you for all your replies, I'm sure the answer were in there somewhere.

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