Single bursts
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Single bursts

Another high-speed feature of the RX100 VII is a 'Single Burst' shooting mode. This fires off seven shots with a single button press, and can be used to capture any combination of JPEGs and Raws. It relies on you to anticipate the key moment (as in all photography) but grabs multiple frames (at 90, 60 or 30 frames per second) immediately after you fully press the shutter.

Autofocus is locked at the first frame and there's no pre-buffering function, so it doesn't preempt the key moment. Think of it instead as a single shot mode with a tiny bit of a tiny bit of post-press leeway.

You can't hold the shutter button down to shoot more images, but you can immediately release and re-press to capture another seven shots.