I have a Nikon D3200.
With the camera on Auto Focus, the lens on Auto, and Flash on, I can take several pictures in a row with no problem. But after say a dozen or so pictures right after the other in a short amount of time, the shutter will stop releasing. I'll get the auto-focus beep, but no picture.
I notice that when this happens, the Flash icon in the lower right of the viewport goes away. If I wait a bit -- maybe 5-10 seconds -- the flash icon will reappear and then I can take pictures again.
If I turn flash off, I do not experience this problem.
It's been this way since I got the camera a few years ago. I can reproduce this behavior every single time. It's almost as if the Flash has to re-warm-up, or gets overheated, or something.
Is this expected behavior?