Saturday, June 28, 2014

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Electronic Shutter - Cool Motion Artifact

The Lumix DMC-GX7 has an electronic shutter option. Making the camera completely silent, a new user may wonder when you wouldn't want to use the electronic shutter. A little reading will tell you it's not compatible with certain lighting types, specifically a particular fluorescent light, and flash.
 
Because it accomplishes silence by activating selected pixels in a time sequence, obviating the need for a mechanical shutter, photographing subjects in motion can produce strange artifacts.
 
I reminded myself of this yesterday, by taking this picture:
 
Silent Shutter Motion Artifact, by Reed A. George
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7, Electronic Shutter
 
 
So, while the silent shutter is very handy, especially in quiet situations, be careful in situations involving motion, fluorescent lights, and those needing flash.
 
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