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What is the Burst mode and how can it be used?

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The Burst mode allows multiple still pictures to be taken in succession. It is useful for getting several slightly different shots of the same setting so you choose which of the photos you like best afterwards. Depending on the camera model, up to 10 continuous frames can be captured by pressing and holding the Shutter button.

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Follow the appropriate steps below for your camera type to use the Burst mode.

For cameras with a touch-screen LCD:

  1. On the touch-screen LCD, press MENU.
  2. Select Burst Settings.
  3. Select Low or High.

    NOTES:

    • The Low setting takes up to 2 images per second.
    • The High setting takes up to 10 images per second.
  4. Press and hold the Shutter button to take pictures.

For cameras with a dial wheel:

  1. Turn the Mode dial to select Intelligent Auto.
  2. Press the MENU button.
  3. Turn the control wheel to select Burst Shooting Interval.
  4. Select Low or High.

    NOTES:

    • The Low setting takes up to 2 images per second.
    • The High setting takes up to 10 images per second.
  5. Press and hold the Shutter button to take pictures.