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Burst Mode


Definition: Burst mode is a digital camera feature where the unit captures a set number of photos in a short amount of time. For example, in one type of burst mode, a digital camera might capture 10 photos in three seconds.

Burst mode, also known as continuous shooting mode, varies from model to model. Some digital cameras even offer more than one type of burst mode. A burst mode often limits the size of the photos. Sometimes, burst mode limitations are based on the amount of free storage space remaining on a memory card. Other times you can set burst mode through the camera's on-screen menus.

Burst mode works especially well with fast-moving subjects. One drawback to burst mode with some models is that the LCD (liquid crystal display) goes blank as the photos are being shot, which makes it difficult to follow the action of the subjects.

Also Known As: continuous shot mode, continuous shooting mode, continuous frame capture
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