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Nikon cool pix 7800, back lighting off, continuous shooting,

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Nikon cool pix 7800, back lighting off, continuous shooting, takes 6 images, but shows only one on playback. others available by pressing ok in playback mode. How do I turn this off? what is the best set up to photograph moving subject firing as quickly
as possible?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Pete replied 2 years ago.
Hi,
To turn off continuous shooting mode, select Single mode.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
does not address question. Why s the camera shooting 6 frames and only one available in playback with backlighting off?
Expert:  Pete replied 2 years ago.
This is by design to save time, as the frames should all be very similar or almost identical.
As you have already indicated, the others available by pressing OK.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
How do I turn the fucntion off? This makes rapid fire action shots impossible.
Expert:  Pete replied 2 years ago.
Please clarify what function you wish to turn off?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I want to fire continuously and not shoot 6 frames each time, but instead only fire when the shutter is pressed.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It's like it is firing in HDR mode but backlighting choice is off.
Expert:  Pete replied 2 years ago.
Ok, then you need to turn off the continuous shooting mode, by selecting Single mode. The camera will then fire once each time the shutter button is pressed.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
it should shoot continuously without combinjng the images. I want access to each frame that is fired ?
Expert:  Pete replied 2 years ago.
No, if you want to shoot continuously then you will have to use Continuous mode, and it will combine the images, as that is how it is designed to work.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
no other camera works that way, there must be a way to tun it off. You are saying the only way to have access to each frame is to shoot single shot? I don't believe that could be true.
Expert:  Pete replied 2 years ago.
On this particular model, continuous bursts are grouped together.
It is not possible to "ungroup" them - the camera does not have such a function.
You can see this in the user manual:
http://download3.nikonimglib.com/archive1/0WKAQ00ioZNB00s9GOg74EIvhs78/P7800RM_(En)04.pdf
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
burst mode is a different selection from continuous and continous has several speeds. You are saying they all combine frames?
Expert:  Pete replied 2 years ago.
Correct!
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
so what is the difference between the burst setting and continous?
Expert:  Pete replied 2 years ago.
Burst mode and Continuous mode are different names for the same mode.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Then why do they have different settings to select them?
Expert:  Pete replied 2 years ago.
According to the manual, you should only have Continuous mode on this model.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
it has single, cont h, cont m, cont l, bss, and mutlishot burst. I want to shoot at a concert quickly and see each frame, you are saying the only way to do that is to select signle? I can't believe that is true.
Expert:  Pete replied 2 years ago.
You cannot see each frame if you use continuous or multishot burst mode as the camera will group the sequential shots together as they are all part of one "group" of shots, not individual shots.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
how is the resulting save shot determined? What if subject moves during shooting?
Expert:  Pete replied 2 years ago.
There are multiple shots saved - these can be reviewed on the camera by selecting the multishot and pressing ok, or by reviewing on a computer.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
So it is only on the playback on the camera that you see only one unless you push ok?
Expert:  Pete replied 2 years ago.
Correct!