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camera feature that allows for easy shooting of several photos in a row

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What are the downsides of leaving my camera in burst mode all the time?

Is there any harm in leaving my camera in high speed burst even when it's not specifically required? Will it have a negative affect on my photos when I'm not shooting action shot, such as portraits ...
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Are there any memory cards available which can keep up with the Canon 1d x?

With 1d x coming out ... soon, I'm curious on what would be the best memory to use with it, if price is no object. Photo size of this camera should be somewhere in range of 20-30 mb, and with 12 ...
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8answers
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What are the advantages of shooting in burst (continuous) mode?

In one event I was covering, some of my fellow photogs were shooting in burst mode. They take around three images per press of the shutter just to capture a man standing still on the stage (maybe ...
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Can lens focus speed affect continuous shooting speed?

I was using a 50mm f/1.8 II lens on my Canon 40D yesterday, and I was trying to capture some action shots using continuous high-speed drive mode and AI Servo autofocus mode. I was using a shutter ...
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What conditions hold up continuous shooting?

Sometimes when attempting to shoot continuously (at high speed) with my Nikon D90, something appears to block the smooth interval between shutter releases. I have it set up to take RAW and JPEG ...
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1answer
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Can I do exposure bracketing as a burst of shots on a Nikon D5000?

Is it possible on Nikon D5000 to do AE bracketing in a burst? Currently I've been able only to set bracketing mode but all three firings had to be done manually with the trigger button.
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3answers
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Why do cameras have so little buffer?

Most cameras have very little buffer, which means when you burst you can usually only shoot 5-10 photos before running out and then you would have to wait for it to write to the card before you can ...
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For the same number of shots, does continuous shooting wear out a shutter or other mechanical parts faster than single shots?

Does continuous shooting subject a shutter or other mechanical parts to more wear and tear than single shooting, assuming the same number of shots are taken? In other words, does firing x shots at 4 ...
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3answers
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Is 2 megapixels enough for 4x6 prints?

My compact camera has a burst mode, which shoots 10 fps at 2 megapixels. I plan to use it at an upcoming company sporting event (basketball and tennis, outdoors) and plan to post memorable moments at ...
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Why does a DSLR stop shooting continuously after a few seconds?

In continuous shooting, all cameras I used shoot for a few seconds, then stop. For example, a Nikon D7000 with a 200x (30 MB/s) single SD card makes ten RAW photos (approx. 19 MB each), six shots per ...
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2answers
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Why shot-to-shot time is much slower than the max FPS in burst mode?

I found that some cameras (in particular my Pentax K-01 and Fuji X10) have a decent burst speed (around 6fps in JPEG before it starts buffering and slows down) but when operating in single shot mode ...
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What are the practical uses of low speed continuous drive (shooting) mode?

The Canon 7D has two types of continuous shooting mode: High speed continuous and low speed continuous. What are the practical applications (scenarios, photography style, uses, etc) of using the low ...
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Canon 5D Mk II shoots only 2.1 FPS burst instead of 3.9 claimed, why?

I've timed my 5D Mk II at 2.1 FPS during burst shooting, which is way lower than 3.9 FPS promised by Canon. The time of taking a shot does not depend on image quality / size, so I assume memory card ...
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1answer
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If using one camera to trigger another, what FPS will the triggered camera have?

I'm using a 7D and a 70D which have different max burst speeds. I want to put one on a remote for basketball. If I hold down my shutter button on, say, my 7D (8 FPS) will I get the full speed on my ...
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1answer
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Is burst rate higher in RAW mode?

I own a Nikon D5000 and the Wikipedia page says that : Continuous shooting 4 frame/s for 67 Large Fine JPEG or 11 RAW frames Does this mean that keeping the camera in NEF (RAW) mode increases ...
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Does decreasing image size increase the frame rate for continuous shooting on a DSLR?

If shooting in RAW mode decreases the burst rate to 2 frames per second (on Canon 1100D), then would using a lower resolution JPG setting increase the frame rate? Please tell me if I have ...
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What can limit frames per second on a mirrorless camera?

I'm looking at the specs of the recently announced Sony A7 against the specs of the NEX-7, and I am confused about one detail: the amount of shots it can take per second. The NEX-7 can capture 10 ...
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Can my Nikon D800E do continuous shooting with different shutter speeds?

I am currently photographing dancers with a Nikon D800E and want to compose an image out of two photos: the first one should have a shutter speed of 1/500 sec (to freeze the position) and the second ...