Nikon Nikon 1 AW1 Reference Manual (en)

Continuous Mode
The maximum number of shots that can be taken in a single burst var-
ies with the release mode. At frame rates of 30 and 60 fps, the maxi-
mum number of shots that can be taken in a single burst is 20.
The built-in flash can be used when 5 fps is selected, but only one pic-
ture will be taken each time the shutter-release button is pressed; at
settings of 15, 30, and 60 fps, the built-in flash will not fire.
While photographs are being recorded to the memory card, the mem-
ory card access lamp will light. Depending on shooting conditions and
memory card write speed, recording may take some time. If the battery
is exhausted before all photographs are recorded, the shutter release
will be disabled and the remaining images transferred to the memory
Continuous shooting is not available in creative modes other than PS,
M, or 
4 (underwater; 5, 6), in best moment capture, advanced
movie, or Motion Snapshot mode, or when live image control is used in
auto mode (
Buffer Size
The camera is equipped with a memory
buffer for temporary storage, allowing
shooting to continue while photographs are
being saved to the memor y card. The
approximate number of images that can be
stored in the memory buffer at current set-
tings is displayed while the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway (this number is an approximation only and
varies with shooting conditions; 
0 220). The illustration shows the dis-
play when space remains in the buffer for about 22 pictures.
Single Frame
To take only one picture each time the shutter-release button is
pressed all the way down, select 
8 (single frame, the default option)
for Continuous/self-timer.