nikon D40 burst mode?

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  1. cosmoepic

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    when i set my camera to burst, it only fires off about 3 shots max no matter what shutter its set at

    is this something to do with the memory card? or other internal settings?
     
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    Likely your memory card is too slow. Are you shooting RAW? Try shooting in JPEG Fine and work your way down and see if it improves. You will only get, I believe, 3fps maximum, though.
     
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    got ya thanks!
     
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    i think aggressor is right...i have a cheapy card, and one of the extreme III cards the guy at BB MANDATED...lol...
    but the extremeIII does have a quicker cache.
     
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    I agree with Agressor, using an Ultra II card my D40 will fire 5 or 6 Raw+jpeg, pause for about half a second then fire three more.

    With a cheaper card it will only fire three before it stops. With the best card though, a D40 will only fire nine Raw or Fine jpgs before stopping. If you want continuous fire you have to go down to basic jpg quality and a smaller image size.
     
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    yeah i have a pretty cheapy one in there now, ill start lookin into a faster card


    any suggestions?
     

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