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Buffer size

What is the buffer size on the FZ10? I've seen it can take 4 consecutive shots a second at full resolution, but how many can it take before the buffer fills up? And how long before the next shot once the buffer is full? And how long for the buffer completely empty?

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Re: Buffer size

The manual sholud tell you this - check out the PDF file on the software disk

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