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08-23-2011, 03:35 PM   #1
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Burst mode problems :(

Hey, just wanted to get some quick advice on an issue with my K7.

In burst mode, the camera will shoot only 4 frames before freezing up while it writes the images to the card. I've tried different memory cards and swapping RAW and JPEG, and various other changes I could think of but nothing worked.

It was working fine about a month or so ago. I'm hoping I've just missed some weird setting or something...

I have an extended warranty so I can always do that I guess.

Any advice?

08-23-2011, 03:56 PM   #2
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Have you got lens corrections enabled?
08-23-2011, 05:34 PM   #3
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The symptoms are likely to suggest the causes:

* Do use a fast card.

* Remove ALL in-camera post-processing incl. lens distortion correction, high-ISO correction, ....

* select JPEG file type instead of RAW.

I have a K-7 with a SanDisk Extreme III card. I always switch off the in-camera PP and I use JPEG 2 stars file format. I have been able to shoot bursts of more than 30 s (at 5.2 fps) without any loss of frame rate.

In summary:
- check your card (in doubt, change and get a new one)
- remove/kill all in-camera PP
- use JPEG

Hope that the comments will help.
08-24-2011, 04:54 AM   #4
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Holy crap! Twitch, you are my hero! Turns out I had the lens distortion correction on, switched it off and the burst mode works just as it should

Thanks for the tips! And I might take hcc's advice and roll out myself a better card as well for extended bursting action lol

This is why I'm on this site, everyone here is awesome and has good advice no matter what questions you have!

08-24-2011, 05:02 AM   #5
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Good to see your problem could be sorted out.
Also have a read through some of the tutorials, particularly in the photography and camera sections.

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