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Accessing Continuous Mode

For some reason unknown to me I can't select "Continuous" or "Best shot selection" modes from the shooting menu. I've gone through the manual but just get more confused.

I know that I've probably locked those selections out by making a conflicting menu choice but just can't figure out what it is. When I go into the shooting menu I can scroll down and select white balance or metering but the highlight skips continuous and best shot selector and goes directly to image adjustment and saturation control, etc. Help please!!

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Re: Accessing Continuous Mode

Some details first...

  • The continous icon looks like multiple papers stacked on top of each other (in contrast the normal icon for single shot is a square box with an S in it so you can get it back to normal)
  • The camera takes shots at 1.5 frames per second, or about three frames every two seconds for image size of 2272x1704.
  • The shutter-release button has to be held down
  • Continuous is not available in HI image quality
  • Shooting will slow when memory buffer fills.
Setting to continuous...
  • Put your camera in P, S, A, or M mode.
    • I suggest P mode, this is for Program mode and does everything as Auto does, but allows you to override settings (except Aperture and Shutter).
  • Press the Menu button
  • Access the Continuous menu
  • Select the Continuous menu option, again looks like layered papers.
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Posted on Dec 15, 2007

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Are you in manual mode (and not auto) when trying to select continuous or best shot? Try lowering the image resolution also.

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Are you in manual mode (and not auto) when trying to select continuous or best shot? Try lowering the image resolution also.

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