SX50HS. Did I allow myself to be misled?

Started Jan 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
Stephen Ingraham
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Re: SX50HS. Did I allow myself to be misled?
In reply to Steen Bay, Jan 17, 2013

Steen Bay wrote:

fck wrote:

Stephen Ingraham wrote:

No you were not mislead. Set the camera for Scene Mode on the control dial (SCN). Press Function and set it to High Speed Burst HQ. Before you press Function again, scroll down to the Continuous Shooting setting. Set it for AF Continuous. In good light that will give you 4.4 fps with focus and viewing between frames. This was explained somewhere in the draft manual that was posted here on this forum before the camera was released...I can no longer find it in the official manual (I have not made an exhaustive search), but it still works. You get up to 10 shots, then the internal memory dumps to card. Try it. It should do the trick.

Now I am confused. If you select AF Continuous in this mode as suggested it is obviously no longer shooting a high speed burst. What is the difference then between this method and selecting the Sports Mode?

In sports mode the minimum focus distance is rather high, and sports mode will probably also use a higher shutterspeed and a higher ISO.

Exactly right! Sports selects both higher ISOs and Shutter Speed. It also uses "focus tracking" where it focuses on what you locked on to with your half press...as along as that subject stays relatively close to the center of the frame.

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