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Old Feb 1, 2008, 3:06 PM   #1
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My current cam K100d gives me 3 fps. I would like higher but dont have deep enough pockets for the high end Nik or Can that would give me this. I cannot find a camerareasonably priced, that does this. A non dslr would be fine if it has a high zoom. Any ideas?
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Old Feb 1, 2008, 3:27 PM   #2
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Three frames per second is about as good as you'll find on a camera that costs less than $1000.

Are you sure you're getting the 3 FPS you want?

There are a number of things that can reduce the rate at which the camera can take photos. One, of course, is the speed of the flash memory card, but there are settings that can cause the camera to slow down.

Try setting the camera to manual focus, manual exposure, leave the lens cap on, and hold down the shutter button. If you can't get 30 frames in 10 seconds, your memory card is probably too slow. If you can, take off the lens cap and try the same thing. If you still can, turn on the AE and try again. etc. etc. etc.
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The Canon EOS 30D is now selling for about $800 - $900 at various etailers. It does 5 FPS.

The bridge cameras like the Olympus SP-560 and the Fuji S8000fd have fast burst modes at 1.3 and 3 or 4 megapixels, but the picture quality is not great.
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The Canon EOS 30D is now selling for about $800 - $900 at various etailers. It does 5 FPS.

The bridge cameras like the Olympus SP-560 and the Fuji S8000fd have fast burst modes at 1.3 and 3 or 4 megapixels, but the picture quality is not great.
Thanks robbo.

The Olympus SP-560 does 1.2 fps at 3,264 x 2,448 (8MP), 7 fps at 2,560 x 1,920 (4MP), or 15 fps at 1,600 x 1,200 (2MP).

The Fuji S8000fd does 1.3 fps at 3,264 x 2,448 (8MP), 7 fps at 2,304 x 1,728 (4MP), or 15 fps at 1,600 x 1,200 (2MP).

If you can tolerate the reduced resolution, these might be a way to go.

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Thanks to all for the input. I did check out the 30D and think it may be the answer.
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Old Feb 3, 2008, 6:38 PM   #6
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What sort of shooting are you doing that makes you want the higher fps? Changing systems can be expensive as it's not just the body but also the lenses. I know this from experience as I moved from Konica Minolta to Canon about 18 months ago as I shoot a lot of sports and more than the fps it was that I needed to get my hands on better glass, better AF, vertical grip etc.

I have the 30D as one of my cameras and it does a good job with the right glass but look beyond the cost of the new body if making a switch.
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