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    Default Can't achieve 2.4fps continous shooting on S2 IS

    why is dat so? im using the low-end Kingston 2GB card, 1.8MB/sec write-speed. issit due to the slow speed of my card? im able to achieve fast continous shooting when not using flash.

    so issit due to:-

    1) slow card?
    2) cannot use flash to achieve 2.4fps?

    tried wif M2 size n Superfine.

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    Default Re: cant achieve 2.4fps continous shooting on S2 IS

    Quote Originally Posted by Salonpas
    why is dat so? im using the low-end Kingston 2GB card, 1.8MB/sec write-speed. issit due to the slow speed of my card? im able to achieve fast continous shooting when not using flash.

    so issit due to:-

    1) slow card?
    2) cannot use flash to achieve 2.4fps?

    tried wif M2 size n Superfine.
    Not quite likely that the card is slow unless you're using a very old card.

    Flash recycling time is usually in the order of seconds. Another factor is the focusing speed.

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    Default Re: cant achieve 2.4fps continous shooting on S2 IS

    For your case as you stated, it is due to the flash recycle time.

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    so m i right to say that my former S45 has faster flash recycling time?

    anyway... how come S2 IS is slower since its a newer DC than S45?

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    Default Re: cant achieve 2.4fps continous shooting on S2 IS

    maybe the s2 has a more powerful flash but with the 4 AA in it, there is insufficient juice to recharge the flash "quickly" and keep all the other components running?

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    Default Re: cant achieve 2.4fps continous shooting on S2 IS

    try the following settings (if available on ur cam):

    1. turn off previewing the electronic VF
    2. switch off the main LCD preview screen
    3. disable the continuous AF
    4. turn off flash
    5. use a fast card
    6. use NiMH batt
    7. 2048 x 1536 JPEG Super-Fine mode
    8. turn off IS

    Quote Originally Posted by Salonpas
    why is dat so? im using the low-end Kingston 2GB card, 1.8MB/sec write-speed. issit due to the slow speed of my card? im able to achieve fast continous shooting when not using flash.

    so issit due to:-

    1) slow card?
    2) cannot use flash to achieve 2.4fps?

    tried wif M2 size n Superfine.

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    Default Re: cant achieve 2.4fps continous shooting on S2 IS

    hi user12343,

    im able to achieve a fast rate w/o using flash as metioned above. problem only arises when i use flash.

    i tink now its due to the 4AA batteries oso. and partly coz of the card?

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    Default Re: cant achieve 2.4fps continous shooting on S2 IS

    It's definitely due to flash recycling time. I'm using a Panasonic FZ30 and it's the same thing. With the flash, cannot achieve continuous shooting speeds that high... u gotta wait for the flash to charge.

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    Default Re: cant achieve 2.4fps continous shooting on S2 IS

    wahlao... sianz...

    tot these a-bit-higher-end camera wont have this prob even though they use 4AAs...

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    Default Re: cant achieve 2.4fps continous shooting on S2 IS

    even if ur flash has ultra highspeed recycling time, u won't really get keeper shots in a continuous burst...

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    Default Re: Can't achieve 2.4fps continous shooting on S2 IS

    Got flash that can flash continuously at 2.4fps meh? So fast?


    Try using M mode and setting flash power to Low. The flash is weaker but the charging time is much faster.
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    Default Re: Can't achieve 2.4fps continous shooting on S2 IS

    What shutter speed did you use?

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