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06-24-2015, 02:39 PM   #1
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K7 continuous shooting. How?

I can't follow the manual, it says press the upwards button on the four way controller 'in capture mode'. I can't find capture mode in the menu. Do these writers test their instructions out on intelligent humans?

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I can't follow the manual, it says press the upwards button on the four way controller 'in capture mode'. I can't find capture mode in the menu. Do these writers test their instructions out on intelligent humans?
Capture mode is when you are prepared to take a photo. Other modes include playback mode (reviewing images) and on other cameras, movie mode.
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Capture mode is basically when the camera is on and ready to take pictures and you're not viewing images on the screen. Pressing the top of the four way button will give you the options to choose continuous shooting along with a few other things (my K7 has no battery in it so I'm working from memory)
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QuoteOriginally posted by jonrashton Quote
I can't follow the manual, it says press the upwards button on the four way controller 'in capture mode'. I can't find capture mode in the menu. Do these writers test their instructions out on intelligent humans?


IMHO the manual is right. When your camera is in the mode ready to shoot (i.e. not in the image playback mode) you simply push the upwards button and can select "Continuous Shooting (Hi) or Continuous Shooting (Lo).


If it doesn't work, try to push the middle (OK) button first.

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Capture mode is when you are prepared to take a photo. Other modes include playback mode (reviewing images) and on other cameras, movie mode.
Thanks, but what do I actually do?

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ok, got it, thanks a lot.

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THEY should say what capture mode means
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I can't follow the manual, it says press the upwards button on the four way controller 'in capture mode'. I can't find capture mode in the menu. Do these writers test their instructions out on intelligent humans?
The up button on the 4 way pad gives you access to the drive mode menu UNLESS you are in SEL AF mode (press and hold the OK button to exit) or in the main menu / playback mode.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jonrashton Quote
THEY should say what capture mode means
It's in the section "before using your camera", on page 18.
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Thanks to everyone. 40 years a Pentax owner, not good with technical, wish I'd found this forum years ago !

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The up button on the 4 way pad gives you access to the drive mode menu UNLESS you are in SEL AF mode (press and hold the OK button to exit) or in the main menu / playback mode.
...or unless the camera is in Standby mode (asleep).


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I can't follow the manual, it says press the upwards button on the four way controller 'in capture mode'. I can't find capture mode in the menu. Do these writers test their instructions out on intelligent humans?
It is correct.

The 4-way controller has "OK" on the middle button. Press the button above that.

You will have 6 options. Press the button to the right of "OK" once and it will take you to the icon with 3 squares and "HI".

You are now in continuous shooting mode. : )

BTW: The K7 doesn't set the world on fire for continuous shooting.
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