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Shooting Speed Dropped

The continuous shooting speed has dropped. What can I do?

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You can perform a Low Level Format of a memory card with this camera. Select Low Level Format under the following circumstances: - The continuous shooting speed has dropped. - The read/write speed of a memory card has dropped. If you perform a Low Level Format, the read/write speed of the memory card may recover, or the continuous shooting speed may improve. A Low Level Format may require 2 to 3 minutes with some memory cards.

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How do I set Continuous Shooting?
Solution: Setting Continuous Shooting mode PowerShot SD750 and SD1000.

Continuous Shooting In this mode, the camera shoots continuously while the shutter button is held down. Recording ceases when the shutter button is released. In addition, under the following conditions, continuous shooting can occur at a consistent interval until the SD card is full*.
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Continuous shooting is available in all modes except 171.gif[AUTO], stitch_assist_icon.gif[Stitch Assist], coloraccentdropper.gif[Color Accent] and colorswapdropper.gif[Color Swap].
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    cont_menu.gif
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