Burst Speed

Started Sep 20, 2011 | Discussions thread
richj20
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Re: Burst Speed
In reply to HerbertA, Sep 20, 2011

Technically, the burst rate (speed) is the number of images the camera can take before the buffer fills up:

http://froknowsphoto.com/froknows/forum/24-general-discussion/12930-what-truely-affects-your-cameras-burst-rate

In practice, the term is used to refer to the number of shots per second the camera can record:

http://www.betterphoto.com/digital/buying-best-digital-cameras/07-burst-rate.asp

DPR's review of the G12 puts it at 2 per second:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/CanonG12/page2.asp

On the G12, you enable "continuous shooting" on the Function menu, then fire away!

Practically speaking, the G12 (or other compacts) are not the right tool for action photography, where you may need to fire off 4-5 shots/second.

Regards,

Richard

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