When i take a shot the frame counter in my d80 doesnt go down. for example on a blank 2gb card i can taken 264 shots. the value goes down and then it goes back up to 264. It does this on various memory cards too. ive fully reset and updated the firmware and it still does it!!!!!!!!!!
264 is the minimum number of shots you can fit onto the memory card. A shot with large areas of black or white uses less memory than a more complex image and so the camera recalculates the number of shots remaining and so the number appears to go back up to it's original value.
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Hi nrkelkar, In the D80 manual page 36 it speaks about the buffer. What you see as an error message is r with a number. The number is how many shots the buffer at that moment can handle. It is not an error message.
If you're using the flash, the flash isn't going to charge that fast.
If your shutter speed is slower than a third of a second, you're obviously not going to get three frames per second.
If the camera is set on AF-C and the subject is moving, the camera may be having trouble tracking it.
If you're shooting RAW and have a slow memory card, the buffer will fill up quickly and slow you down. Try it with JPEG and see if it makes any difference.
If you have the exposure delay mode (custom setting #31) turn on, the camera will wait about 0.4 seconds before shooting, and this applies even in continuous mode.
Check all of the above. Set the camera to Manual exposure mode. Turn off the autofocus. Set the image quality to JPEG Basic. Set the camera to Continuous 3 fps. Now, press and hold down the shutter release button for five seconds. Does the camera take about fifteen pictures?
If you've checked all of these and it still won't do it, post an additional comment here and we can go from there.
Are you sure it did not take a picture? It is possible your picture review function is turned off so you do not see a preview of the picture immediately after clicking on the shutter. You also need to push the button down long and hard in order to ensure that a shot is taken
his isn't an error message. R04 or R07 or R[any number] refers to the
number of shots you can take before you're camera's internal memory
buffer is full.
As you're taking pictures, you're camera is writing to your memory
card. When you are taking burst photographs, all the other photos
you've just taken are "waiting in line" to get written to your card. If
your buffer is full, the camera will not let you take another shot
until it's finished writing the photo to the card.
Your camera's ability to write to the memory card is only as fast as
the memory card itself as well as the quality of the photos (RAW vs.
Sports photographers usually shoot in JPEG because they are taking a
lot of shots relatively quickly and if their camera freezes then they
can lose a shot.
the R means remaining, so R03 three shots remaining/left before the buffer is full.
Switching off the NR high iso and long exposure. buying a 166x card or faster will help but you won't see it on the counter.
If you do the above and switch to jpeg only it goes up.
you won't do this but, the above and quality to basic and small gives R51.
But if you shoot raw its R06 at best.
During shooting, or when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the number of images that can be stored in the memory buffer at current settings is shown on the exposure-count displays in the control panel and viewfinder. "r06" indicates that six images can fit in the camera's buffer, "r08" would indicate eight frames. Any other number could be displayed as well. Burst mode is used when you want to hold down the shutter button and continuously shoot. You are probably shooting in burst mode and your buffer is full, set the camera to single shot and see if that helps.
I'm uncertain of your problem, but you are aware that the LCD screen on the D80 doesn't open physically as some do. Also, you will not see any live images on the screen, only after you have taken a shot.
My camera is now fixed. It was a tiny speck of dirt on the sensors between the mounting of the lense & the camera. The uy that fixed it said it is a problem with the camera because they are so sensitive.