Article ID : 00012298 / Last Modified : 05/22/2015

What settings are required to capture the maximum continuous frames per second (fps)?

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Use the recommended settings below to shoot with the maximum fps of which the camera is capable.

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  1. Set the camera to its largest image size.
  2. Set the Drive Mode to Continuous Shooting.
  3. Set the Quality setting to Fine.
  4. Select a shutter speed faster than 1/250 of a second.
  5. Use Manual Focus (MF) or Single-shot Auto Focus AF-S.


  • The continuous advance shooting rate may decrease when the D-Range Optimizer is set to Advanced and when the battery level is low.
  • The maximum fps that can be captured depends on the camera model. A slow down in frame rate will occur when the maximum number is reached. For model-specific information about the maximum fps for your camera model, refer the camera instruction manual. Manuals are posted on your model support page.