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Old Dec 13, 2010, 5:37 PM   #1
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Default K5 Buffer For Continuous Shooting

I have read a lot of opinions on this subject. I have updated to the 1.01 firmware. Nothing scientific here but I noticed this when reviewing my photos. On one sequence of a Blue Heron flying from selecting a branch back to the nest there was a burst of twenty consecutive frames using DNG Raw. The camera never slowed down during that burst. Attaching five of those photos.

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Old Dec 13, 2010, 8:32 PM   #2
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Wow ed, did you say 20 shots in one burst without slowing down? I'm not sure how many RAW files my K20 could swallow in one burst, but I rather suspect it would start to slow down before reaching a dozen. And the max. burst rate of the K20 is only 3 frames per second. I'm happy with my K20, but I have to admit, the K5 sounds like a really nice camera!
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Old Dec 14, 2010, 3:10 AM   #3
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Great series,

my max nr of consecutive shots has been 28 in raw dng with the 1.0.1, not for testing but tracking a heron, after the the 28th it had landed. using a scandisk Ultra II card of 8Gb.

That would be about the max other users have posted.

Another thing that I didn't know was that if you wait a few seconds you can start another series of high speed shots while the buffer is still clearing, while i know there are cameras where you'll have to wait till the buffer is empty before you can take another shot.


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Very impressive!
Great images too. The camera is only part of the equation, you have to be able to use it properly too. You do an excellent job of that.

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