The size of the buffer in every camera is limited and varies from camera to camera. It is usually in megabytes and is particularly relevant when shooting burst mode. When the buffer fills, the camera stops shooting and starts writing to the memory card. How quickly that is done depends on the ‘write speed’ of the card.
So, how to manage buffer? Following are the three ways of doing that:
1. To find out the buffer size:
Format the memory card (after taking backup, of course!) or insert an empty card and shoot in the burst mode. Stop when the camera stops shooting and see how many pictures you manage to shoot.
2. Raw images consume more space than JPEGs because buffer accommodates fewer raw images. Raw+JPEGs are accommodated in even fewer numbers)
3. If your camera has a small buffer, you need to manage your buffer carefully. You either do so by shooting in slow-speed burst or wait for the right moments and shoot fewer pictures.
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