I was shooting a play last evening and was using the electronic shutter. The camera was set in multi shot mode using the M setting. Since I was in an audience, I decided to also turn on the silent mode feature - which only works with the electronic shutter. I noticed right away that the camera seemed to be firing multiple shots off much faster than expected, so today I tried a few comparisons. The electronic shutter fires much faster than the mechanical shutter, which seems logical. But, with silent mode turned on it fires even faster! The only explanation I can think of is that the "chuk" sound that the camera makes to sound like a shutter is longer than the interval actually required between shots in the e-shutter mode and the camera waits for it if it is enabled. If you need a really fast multi-shot shutter, try the e-shutter with silent mode. Note that the two settings are in very different spots (camera for shutter and C/wrench for silent) and the two settings are dependent - you can't turn off e-shutter while silent is enabled and you can't turn on silent mode when the mechanical shutter is enabled. Got some good shots, too! The Fairy God Mother was taken with a Nikon 85mm lens at f2.8 and the other two were with the Panasonic 12-35. All ISO 1600.