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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:16 am 
While Gordon's review of the D7000 was awe inspiring (I'm new here), and his detailed research on the continuous shooting and buffer exhaustion was very enlightening... being and engineer, I know that if the 6fps rate had a manual override, so one could slow it down a bit.. maybe to around 4fps, then you could conceivably achieve many more fast, contiguous shots before buffer exhaustion.. or even reach the sweet spot for your jpeg size/compression where the buffer is never exhausted.

What would really be awesome is if Nikon created an "fastest continuous" setting.. that taking into account your compression and file sizes, would give you the fastest buffered shooting that it could deliver.. (it might even auto adjust itself from between 3-6 fps automatically). Then THAT would be a powerful feature that would never drop you down to the unusable, unbuffered 1fps rate.

Thoughts? Insights.. or info from someone who HAS a D7000? (I have yet to buy one.. still researching).

Tweeks


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:05 am 
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Hi Welcome aboard.
why are you interested in the fast frames per second, what do you plan on shooting?

What lenses are you looking at?

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The D7000 has an adjustable continuous low (CL) setting (under "d6" in the menu) that ranges from one to five frames per seconds (in +1 increments). So you can either set it to S (single), CL (continuous low) or CH (continuous high, 6 fps).


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:08 am 
Oddly enough, even if you slow the shooting rate to 4fps, it will only buy you an extra shot if you're shooting 14-bit lossless RAW, so 12 frames instead of 11.
Shooting Large/Fine/Quality-optimized jpegs I get upwards of 20 shots at 6fps, thats plenty for me.

The idea of a 'fastest continuous' setting sounds interesting, but given that with a reasonably fast (class 6 for me) card, and shooting in bursts (so not just holding the shutter down) I get a pretty much limitless number of jpegs, probably not the most useful thing. Plus if the image quality varied from shot to shot, the sharp images from your burst might end up being the lower quality ones.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:20 pm 
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Not wanting to repeat others,
- The D7000's buffer really is small for RAW. No workaround here.

+ But, if you put it in "JPEG FINE" resolution and "MEDIUM" picture size (pg 87 of the manual), you'll get up to 100 pictures non-stop with more than reasonable 6MP of resolution (2696x2448). And if that resolution is not enough, quality wise you should probably get closer or try a longer lens instead of a faster buffer.

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