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I have an SP500-UZ. In the mode where you can take five shots in a row, it takes three and the shutter drags on the fourth and then it takes an unusually long time to be able to take another photo. Normally, the screen goes black after the last photo, but it doesn't now.

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The speed with which your camera can process multiple pictures in sequence is affected by the quality (SHQ,SQ,HQ) setting you select. Try reducing the setting to the next lower one and you should find the problem goes away. Good luck.

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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.

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Replace the new full battery will be better and faster to take shot with flash enable.

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