Can't achieve 2.4fps continous shooting on S2 IS


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Salonpas

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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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Salonpas said:
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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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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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?
 

user12343

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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

Salonpas said:
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.
 

Salonpas

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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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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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wahlao... sianz...

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

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

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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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