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Mechanical vs Electronic shutter


Burnaby, CA
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kenuck Registered since 03rd Nov 2008
Sun 09-Sep-12 05:34 PM

According to David Busch's field guide, p12 "Images taken with an electronic shutter also tend to have higher levels of noise, a grainy texture appears during the processing of the image"

Has anyone seen any mention of this anywhere else, or observed it in practice? If true it would mean that J1 images would be lower quality than with the V1 using the mechanical shutter.

I usually use the mechanical shutter but there are some applications (astrophotography, plays, hummingbirds etc) where I would prefer to use the electronic shutter


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