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Technical Solutions | Z 7II/Z 6II TIPS

"Continuous H" Versus "Continuous H (Extended)"

The differences between the [Continuous H] and [Continuous H (extended)] release modes for the Z 7II and Z 6II are summarized below. Choose a mode according to the subject and situation.

Continuous H Continuous H (extended)
Frame advance rate Approx. 5.5 fps Z 7II: Up to 10 fps
Z 6II: Up to 14 fps
AE Continuous
AF Continuous
Flicker reduction Available Disabled
Display during burst Goes dark during metering Image review (lags subject motion)
Recommended for • Lighting that causes flicker
• Amateur sports
• Bracketing
• Portraits
• Railway photography

The Shooting Display

The image displayed in the monitor or viewfinder during shooting differs according to the release mode.

Subject motion

"Continuous H"

Apart from momentarily going dark when the shutter is released, the display for [Continuous H] mode shows subject motion more or less in real time.

"Continuous H (Extended)"

The display for [Continuous H (extended)] never goes dark but lags subject motion by a fraction of a second.

Frame Advance Rate

Frame advance rates for burst photography vary with the camera model and settings. The approximate maximum rates for [Continuous H] and [Continuous H (extended)] release modes are shown below.

Z 7II

Image quality Bit
depth
Silent
photography
Continuous H Continuous H
(extended)
JPEG - Off 5.5 fps 10 fps1
NEF (RAW)/NEF
(RAW) + JPEG
12
14 5 fps 9 fps2
JPEG - On 4 fps 8 fps
NEF (RAW)/NEF
(RAW) + JPEG
12
14 3.5 fps 6.5 fps

Z 6II

Image quality Bit
depth
Silent
photography
Continuous H Continuous H
(extended)
JPEG - Off 5.5 fps 14 fps1
NEF (RAW)/NEF
(RAW) + JPEG
12
14 10 fps2
JPEG - On 4.5 fps 12 fps
NEF (RAW)/NEF
(RAW) + JPEG
12
14 4 fps 8 fps
  1. Maximum rate in focus mode MF or AF-S, or with [Single-point AF] selected for AF-area mode in focus mode AF-C. Maximum rate in all other cases is approximately 9 fps (Z 7II) or 12 fps (Z 6II).
  2. Maximum rate in focus mode MF or AF-S, or with [Single-point AF] selected for AF-area mode in focus mode AF-C. Maximum rate in all other cases is approximately 8 fps (Z 7II) or 9 fps (Z 6II).