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02-17-2007, 09:47 PM   #1
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k100 continuous shooting

I was hoping to get some input from other k100d users about how many continuous shots you can get off before the camera pauses.
I manage 5 JPG images and 3 RAW before the camera pauses.

I use 1GB PNY cards. They have no mention of "high speed" on them.

I wouldn't think that any card could make a difference if the buffer is too small, but I just wanted to see how everyone else's k100 was working.

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Hey acrbill,

I have a 1GB Kingston, and a 2GB 150x Transcend.

This is normal, 5 jpeg or 3 raw, then pause and roughly 1 shot every 1-2 seconds, doesn't matter which card I use.

Faster cards will clear the buffer faster, say 10-11 seconds to clear the buffer with my Kingston vs about 5-6 seconds with my Transcend.

Just rough count in my head timings. But my camera also feels a little more responsive with my 2GB when I go bursty.
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The tiny buffer is real annoying sometimes. I covet the larger buffer of the K10D. It has me thinking of upgrading.
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"Faster cards will clear the buffer faster, say 10-11 seconds to clear the buffer with my Kingston vs about 5-6 seconds with my Transcend."

i would roughly agree with those figures.. also u will get about one shot per second with the shutter kept pressed as opposed to say two seconds.. if u want to take lots of shots u need a fast card..

oddly enough the fastest card i have is an old (two years) 512 meg Lexar one.. i dont think "bigger" on its own means faster.. probably the opposite..

but if u really want to be machine gunner u have the wrong camera..

i could say the wrong brand of camera even..

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Can you lower the resolution and get more shots ?

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QuoteOriginally posted by srej Quote
Can you lower the resolution and get more shots ?

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No. I just did a quick test. You still got the 5 jpeg buffer then 1 shot every second or so. I notice that the buffer seems to clear faster at 1.5MP vs. 6MP though...dunno, it felt like roughly 5 seconds with my slower card.
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i think the way it works is this.. the camera take the big image.. then converts it to the smaller size as it writes it to the card..

its more about fitting more images on a card or simply smaller images for say web posting than speed..

but for raw shooters there is a lower performance all round.. u want speed u want jpegs..

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QuoteOriginally posted by Alvin Quote
...it felt like roughly 5 seconds with my slower card.
It takes about 5 seconds at 6mp with my Patriot cards.

2GB for $20 CDN at NCIX.

I picked up a couple but I'm going to also pick up something fast. Perhaps Lexar's new 133x SD cards unless someone has tested the cards and found one to be faster?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Tom Brown Quote
It takes about 5 seconds at 6mp with my Patriot cards.

2GB for $20 CDN at NCIX.

I picked up a couple but I'm going to also pick up something fast. Perhaps Lexar's new 133x SD cards unless someone has tested the cards and found one to be faster?
2GB Transcend 150X - just a touch faster than Lexar, but should be cheaper. At the time I got it $40. Should be cheaper now.
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If I l lower the resolution and quality I can snap a lot more than 5 in a row. Obviously that does few people any good.
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QuoteOriginally posted by acrbill Quote
If I l lower the resolution and quality I can snap a lot more than 5 in a row. Obviously that does few people any good.
5 then pauses or hesitates, and snaps another every second or so? I too can keep going, but not at the burst of 5 quick shots then a slight pause between each shot.

What SD card are you using?
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