How to set Continuous Shooting

Article ID: ART134493 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 11/16/2015


How to set Continuous Shooting


You can shoot pictures continuously as long as you hold down the shutter button.
  • Depending on the [Shooting mode], it may not be possible to make continuous shooting settings.
  • The following explanations are provided based on the assumption that the [Shooting Mode] is set to [Program AE] (
  • Cannot be used with the self-timer or [Blink Detection].
  • During continuous shooting, focus and exposure are locked at the position/level determined when you pressed the shutter button halfway.
  • Shooting may stop momentarily or continuous shooting may slow down depending on shooting conditions, camera settings, and the zoom position.
  • As more shots are taken, shooting may slow down.
  • Shooting may slow down if the flash fires.
  • The position and shape of the operation buttons, screens displayed, and setting items may differ according to the model you use.
For details on the shooting modes in which the [Continuous] (
) settings cannot be made, please see the table at the end of this section.

1. Press the

2. Press the ) button.

3. The following screen appears on the LCD monitor.

Operate the ).
After the selection is made, press the ).

4. The following screen appears on the LCD monitor.

Operate the ).
After the selection is made, press the ).

5. The following screen appears on the LCD monitor.

If the [Continuous] (
) icon is displayed on the upper-left part of the screen, the setting is completed.
As long as you hold the
If you use Face ID in [Continuous] (
), the name recorded in the image will be fixed to the location where it is displayed in the first shot. Even if the subject moves, the name will stay fixed in the same position for any subsequent shots.
The following three drive modes are available. Please select them according to the scene being shot.
Drive ModeDescription

The camera shoots continuously with the focus and exposure set when the shutter button is pressed halfway.

Continuous Shooting AF
The camera shoots continuously and focuses.
The [AF Frame] is set to [Center].

Continuous Shooting LV*
The camera shoots continuously with the focus fixed to the position set in manual focus. In (
), the focus is locked on the first shot.
* When in [Fireworks] (

) mode, [AF lock] (
) or manual focus (
) modes, [Continuous Shooting AF] (
) will change to [Continuous Shooting LV] (

For details on the models that are equipped with each of the drive modes (
Continuous Shooting /
Continuous Shooting AF /
Continuous Shooting LV) and the maximum speeds of the drive modes, please see the table below.

... The continuous shooting settings cannot be made in any of these shooting modes.

... The camera does not have this shooting mode.
ModelMaximum Speed (Approx. Images/sec.)Shooting Modes

When Set



PowerShot ELPH 520 HS / IXUS 500 HS

PowerShot SX260 HS
PowerShot SX240 HS



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