Nikon D800 User Manual (en)

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Release Mode
To choose a release mode, press the release 
mode dial lock release and turn the release 
mode dial to the desired setting.
Choosing a Release Mode
Mode
Description
S
Single frame
Camera takes one photograph each time shutter-release 
button is pressed.
C
L
Continuous 
low speed
While shutter-release button is held down, camera takes 
photographs at frame rate selected for Custom Setting d2 
(CL mode shooting speed
0 293). Lower built-in flash 
(
0 182); continuous release is not available while flash is 
raised.
C
H
Continuous 
high speed
While shutter-release button is held down, camera records 
photographs at frame rate given on page 104. Use for 
moving subjects. Lower built-in flash (
0 182); continuous 
release is not available while flash is raised.
J
Quiet 
shutter-
release
As for single frame except that noise is reduced by 
disabling beeps and minimizing sound produced when 
mirror drops back into place. Beep does not sound when 
camera focuses regardless of setting selected for Custom 
Setting d1 (Beep
0 292) and mirror does not drop back 
into place until shutter-release button is returned to 
halfway position after shooting, allowing you to delay 
noise made by mirror. Mirror is quieter than in single-frame 
mode.
E
Self-timer
Use self-timer for self-portraits or to reduce blurring caused 
by camera shake (