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Old Nov 30, 2002, 11:00 PM   #1
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Default Dimage 7HI and internal memory

It seems to me that the internal memory is only being used for sequence shots. If I set drive settings to single shot, my CF card needs about 20 seconds to record a RAW image and I cannot take any other shot in beween.

I don't really understand the point of the large internal memory then. Isn't it possible to develop some smarts software, that writes the pictures into the memory first and to transfer to the CF card whenever there is some time for it?

Is this feature controlled by the firmware?
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Old Dec 1, 2002, 9:31 PM   #2
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It's controlled by firmware. Odd that you can't just shoot until the buffer's full, no matter the mode.
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Old Dec 2, 2002, 9:08 PM   #3
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Agreed. Something does not sound quite right.
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Old Dec 3, 2002, 6:26 AM   #4
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You can always try a faster flash card or a microdrive which will take it down to ~12 seconds instead of 20. What if you don't release the shutter all the way past the 1st detent (ie 1/2 release the shutter and press it down again)... Have you try that?

The camera designers are usually pretty smart about theses things...
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I've tested again and this time no problem whatsoever! I'm a bit confused about it. I believe that the camera's firmware disables the buffer if the batteries getting low, even if the display still indicates full batteries.
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I've tested again and this time no problem whatsoever! I'm a bit confused about it. I believe that the camera's firmware disables the buffer if the batteries getting low, even if the display still indicates full batteries.
I don't have the Hi , but it's possible.
With the D7i, when the bat low warnning goes on, the 7 fps mode is disabled.
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Yes. It seems the 7HI disables the buffer when the battery is low. Why I do not know. Perhaps it is safety and it takes too much power the run the buffer and write to the card.
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Yes. It seems the 7HI disables the buffer when the battery is low. Why I do not know. Perhaps it is safety and it takes too much power the run the buffer and write to the card.
More likely the thought is 'The battery is low. We cannot guarantee that buffered shots will be able to be written to CF, therefore we will disable the buffer until the batteries are changed. We will still allow a single shot, because we can guarantee that we can write 1 shot at this battery level'
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Yes most likely
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