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I prefer still photography to a video. There are several reasons for it.

*I love capturing one instant.

*I can print and hang that instant on my wall. When you catch that perfect look of adoration on your daughter’s face it only lasts for an instant. In video it is here and gone. In still photography it is here to stay!

*A video will be seldom seen, even by the one who took it. With the advent of electronic photo frames I have my pictures always on display. I can sit and watch it for hours at a time.

*Using continuous mode I can capture at 5 frames a second which gives me a variety from which to choose. I always seem to find one perfect shot from a series like this. Often there is more than just one. I find myself having a hard time choosing which one I should print and enjoy.

You can leave the camera in burst mode for nearly all shooting scenarios.

Simply get used to how long you must hold the shutter release button for one shot as opposed to how long for more exposures. The only time I don't use burst is when I am shooting immobile subjects like landscapes.

My little body and brain go into a slow mode for immobile subjects. If your camera shoots 3 or fewer fps, it may not get in the way for that type of shooting.

However, five frames a second sneak up on you pretty quickly. If I use it while my brain is in slow motion, like landscape work, I push the shutter release button slowly and end up with several identical shots. Then I have to erase the extras.

Don’t laugh it just happens that way. I’m on autopilot.

Find the “Burst” setting on your camera. Activate it. Shoot that way for a couple of days and see if you don’t decide to shoot in burst all the time.

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