How is a camera's Frames per second defined?


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Priscilia

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Hmmm, this is really a basic question which I (embarrassingly) didn't consider in the past.

We always read camera specs given as 3 fps, 5 fps, 8 fps, etc etc. At which shutter speed do they define all these fps?

Obviously, using a slow shutter speed eg, 1/2 second will never get us 8 fps even if the camera is reported to be able to do that.

Thanks for any answer!
 

Rashkae

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It is just an indicator of the highest it can get, so long as your shutter speed and focus requirements are within the mathematical limits.
 

Blur Shadow

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It's simply the maximum possible rate at which the camera can achieve.
 

egnaro

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definitely if you set your shutter at 1/2 or even 1", u will never get 8fps.

I am amaze by 1D3 10fps(more action can be capture) compare to my E3 5fps(which I thot it already very fast)...

basically for machine gun and sport shooter , the more fps the better...

another words, more image to delete...
 

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