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Old Apr 19, 2010, 2:20 PM   #1
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Default Whats difference between Speed Priority or Image Priority burst?

What is the differnce of these 2 modes (Speed Priority or Image Priority high speed burst mode)? I cant seem to find the answer on this. When I test both modes I get the same ISO, Shutter and F-stop settings. whats the difference other than one gives you 6 images per second and the other 10?????


Here is what the Panasonic sight says.............

High-speed Burst Mode (Still Pictures)

The DMC-FZ35(FZ38) lets you choose Speed Priority or Image Priority. In Speed Priority Mode, it can fire off up to approximately 10 frames per second with 3-megapixel resolution, which is highly sufficient for photo prints. This is great for capturing fast-moving sports or racing scenes. You can take a series of shots, then choose the ones you like the best and delete the rest.
(Note that the focus and exposure are fixed at the first frame.)

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Old Apr 19, 2010, 2:27 PM   #2
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  • HI-SPEED BURST: No Flash. Very fast and unlimited (more than 15) Bursts, but 3Mpx max.
    SPEED PRIORITY: appr. 10 pict./sec. IMAGE PRIORITY: appr. 6 pict./sec. .
    Low JPEG.
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  • HI-SPEED BURST: No Flash. Very fast and unlimited (more than 15) Bursts, but 3Mpx max.
    SPEED PRIORITY: appr. 10 pict./sec. IMAGE PRIORITY: appr. 6 pict./sec. .
    Low JPEG.
Well said Clint. In addition you will notice that in Speed Priority the camera will use higher ISO's. Jack (Setter Dog) has some recent experience with the difference between these modes I believe.
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I guess it's quantity vs. quality.
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Default High speed burst revisited

I just took a few shots in high speed burst of my dog in the back yard. The light was good. Here's what I found.

Image mode F5.6, 1/500th, ISO 500

Speed mode F6.3, 1/640th ISO 800

Both modes give 3mp pictures.

My memory was confirmed. There is no difference I can tell on the computer or the LCD in quality between the two modes. I've printed these at 4x6 and both modes are very nice. The speed mode will obviously catch the action better and you get about twice the number of shots in the same time.

My preference is the speed mode. The ONLY drawback I find is the huge collection of pictures you have to work through at the end of the day of shooting,......such as a kids ball game. Your chances of getting the bat hitting the ball etc are much higher with speed.

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Lucky duck.............. I wish I could get my memory confirmed............I just keep forgetting to do it.
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Lucky duck.............. I wish I could get my memory confirmed............I just keep forgetting to do it.
Speaking of memory, I will contribute the following memory information.

A 16gb memory card will hold 18,849 high speed burst shots. I always carry a couple of spares.

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Speaking of memory, I will contribute the following memory information.

A 16gb memory card will hold 18,849 high speed burst shots. I always carry a couple of spares.

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Ha! I just received my new 16GB card, and I can get 100 shots max with the high speed mode. It's a Class 10 Silicon Power SDHC card.($52!!!) Anyone else get different numbers on their card?
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Thanks everyone, speed mode it is!!!!!
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