Thanks for the reply, you make some good points. There is probably a whole lot going on that I have no clue about yet. I am trying to not think about it too much and enjoy taking pictures. There are certainly MANY other features, settings, etc that I need to get a handle on before I feel I'm getting the most out of the camera. There for a while I was concerned there might be something wrong with the camera, but I doubt that now. I was also wondering if this would limit consecutive shots, but I've found that with the right settings, and not making the camera "think to hard" I can get frame rates that are acceptable for my purposes. I'm certain a faster SD card should help, as that should effectively clear the buffer faster. Interestingly enough, setting the ISO to a constant value, lower than 1000, as opposed to using the auto setting seems to help.