Nikon 13187 User Guide (en)

The Memory Buffer
The camera is equipped with a memory buffer for temporary 
storage, allowing shooting to continue while photographs are 
being saved to the memory card. Up to 100 photographs can 
be taken in succession; note, however, that the frame rate will 
drop when the buffer is full (
t00). The approximate number 
of images that can be stored in the buffer at current settings is 
shown in the exposure-count displays in the viewfinder and 
control panel while the shutter-release button is pressed. The illustration at right shows the 
display when space remains in the buffer for about 28 pictures.
While photographs are being recorded to the memory card, the access lamp next to the 
memory card slot will light. Depending on shooting conditions and memory card 
performance, recording may take from a few seconds to a few minutes. Do not remove the 
memory card or remove or disconnect the power source until the access lamp has gone out
. If 
the camera is switched off while data remain in the buffer, the power will not turn off until all 
images in the buffer have been recorded. If the battery is exhausted while images remain in 
the buffer, the shutter release will be disabled and the images transferred to the memory 
Live View
If a continuous release mode is used during live view photography (
0 49) or in movie live 
view (
0 57), photographs will be displayed in place of the view through the lens while the 
shutter-release button is pressed.
See Also
For information on choosing the maximum number of photographs that can be taken in a 
single burst, see Custom Setting d6 (Max. continuous release
0 230). For information on 
the number of pictures that can be taken in a single burst, see page 335.