Quote: "If you miss the shot, you can’t take another one right away. The very fastest shot-to-shot time you’ll see is about half-a-second, not bad though far from instantaneous. However, that speed is variable and sometimes runs closer to a second."
I noticed that even prior to the 4.4.1/2 update that improved shooting speed, you could actually significantly improve the shot-to-shot speed if you use the volume button shutter activation rather than the on-screen shutter. For whatever reason, you're right, the screen shutter is ignored if you try spamming it, and you're getting a shot per half a second.
However, if you use the volume button, you can pretty much get up to "burst mode" speeds: I think I can get around 3-4 shots a second spamming the volume button quickly. Try it out!
armanidog: I'm not sure of Japanese law, would anyone who ever bought Olympus stock have a right to file a lawsuit? Hopefully, the board and executives who were found to be aware of the situation will be personally liable for criminal and civil actions. I hope they can not hide behind the corporate structure.
FYI, under American law, directors and officers owe a fiduciary duty to the company, not directly to the shareholders. Shareholders may bring suit against D&Os, but as a "derivative shareholder suit." In other words, you are suing in the shoes of the company; the company as a whole is the plaintiff and wins whatever damages accrue, not individual shareholders.