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  • EPL-1 Burst Shooting

    Hello all, I have a question. How many frames per second can your epl-1 shoot. What mode does it have to be in and at what resolution. If you do RAW+LN can it still do 3frames/s. Does it depend on your SDHC. I have a class 6 microSDHC that's goes into a sd slot and into the camera. I don't know if this slows it down any but I don't think I can take 3 frames per second. Let me know if you guys can and what settings you have. I would think the camera would have some internal RAM that cache at least 3 raw images while it's writing to the sd card.

    Another question, would having a class 10 SDHC improve write speed or is the camera max write speed is at class 6.

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    Re: EPL-1 Burst Shooting

    Hi, I don't have an E-PL1, but I dont think that card type or speed can have effect on shooting speed when buffer is empty. By specifications it should be able to hold 10 RAWs (max) .. so it should work at full speed for at least two seconds. Writing speed can only affect how fast your buffer will be emptying itself.
    There are some other factors however, that can make shooting slower. Fastest burst shooting should be possible with everything set to manual (at least AF, as it takes most of time), so it may be worth trying.
    Regards, Pavel.

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    • #3
      Re: EPL-1 Burst Shooting

      Class 6 cards are categorised as at least 6MB/sec, while Class 10 means at least 10MB/sec. Many Class 6 cards can actually do 20MB or more per second, and as Class 10 is a new classification, there are theoretically some Class 6 cards that are faster than new Class 10 cards. Simple, eh?

      With Large Fine + RAW I was able to shoot 9 continuous frames with both a Class 4 card and a Class 10 card in about 3.5 seconds (so slightly under 3 frames per second. The time the buffer was cleared after the shooting stalled was 37 seconds with the Class 4 card and 24 seconds with the Class 10 card. Keeping the shutter release pressed, the next frame after the shooting stalled clicked 4 seconds later and about every 4 seconds after that with the Class 4 card, while it was every two seconds with the Class 10 card.

      So a Class 10 card will be beneficial, at least over a Class 4 card and probably over a Class 6 card (but some older Class 6 cards could be as fast, or faster than some Class 10 cards).


      PS I was shooting with manual settings (shutter speed at 1/320th), and focus was pre-determined.
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