Today I uploaded a video to YouTube to demonstrate how the Best Frame Capture feature works on the Fujifilm X10 camera. I’m in the process of finishing my book, Photographer’s Guide to the Fujifilm X10, which is due to be published in April, and I thought it would be helpful to supplement the discussion of this feature in the book with a video demonstration.
For this video, I connected the camera to my computer and recorded the view from the X10′s LCD screen, so you can see what you would be seeing while using the camera. With this feature, you start by pressing the Drive mode button, which is the top button in the array of direction buttons at the four edges of the sub-command dial on the back of the camera.
After pressing the Drive button, select the third option down on the Drive menu, which is called Best Frame Capture. Then you can select the shooting speed, the number of frames to be shot, and how those frames are divided up. One group of frames will be recorded from what happens while you are holding the shutter button halfway down to evaluate focus and exposure, and the second group of frames will be recorded from what happens after you press the shutter button all the way down to take the burst of shots.
For this demonstration, I selected Super-High speed, which can be as fast as 10 frames per second, provided lighting conditions permit a fast enough shutter speed. I then selected 16 frames (rather than 8 frames) for the total number of shots, and I chose to divide them by having 10 frames recorded while the shutter button was pressed halfway, with the other 6 recorded starting when I pressed the shutter button all the way down to take the burst of shots.
Here is a link to the video demonstration at YouTube.