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21FPS Fun

So Pentax has an interesting shooting mode in their new Pentax K20D called "Burst Shooting" which takes 21 frames/second for about 5 seconds. I think it maxes out at around 115 shots before it has to stop. Each shot is a 1.6 megapixel JPEG at 1536x1024 resolution. When in action, you have to keep the shutter button pressed down, it's completely silent, and LiveView kicks in so you can see the shots occurring in the LCD as they're being taken. This is about as close as you'll get to taking movies on a dSLR at this point in time. The Quicktime slideshow movie I made above while playing around with this mode is only running at 15 frames/second. If you really want to take a look at the full sized version, you can get it here (105MB download).


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