Almost all cameras use removable memory cards to store photos and video. A few smaller devices use fixed in-built memory instead, but these are relatively rare. Memory card types Memory cards come in many different types, though many have slowly been phased out and others are very specialised. The most common type is the SD/SDHC/SDXC […]
The 'buffer' is short-term internal memory used by the camera to store image data captured by the sensor while it’s waiting to be processed and saved to the memory card. It becomes important in the camera’s continuous shooting mode because the camera can capture photos faster than it can save them, so before long this buffer fills up. The larger the buffer, the longer you can keep shooting.
Digital cameras are usually used to take one shot at a time, but they generally offer a continuous shooting mode too. In this mode, the camera keeps taking shots in succession for as long as you hold down the shutter button. Some camera makers also call this ‘burst mode’. You’ll find it amongst a number […]