Perhaps. But the point is that my findings are the same as yours with 12 bit... I've reread Hogan's article and it does look like at the time of writing he had no hands on time. I also found a Camera Review article that supports the 16 shot buffer in 12 bit compressed. I don't know at this point whether it is something that we are missing, or what. The manual lists the higher numbers. I can live with 15/16, I suppose, but I'd rather use the camera to its full potential. Wondering if it may be a firmware issue. Perhaps I ought to relegate this camera to the "dust bin"