Help me to Understand the G5's Electronic Shutter

Started Jan 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Help me to Understand the G5's Electronic Shutter
Jan 11, 2013

Specifically, exposure.

If I understand the posts here, and the implication of the instruction in the G5's user manual to use the electronic shutter with 'static' subjects, it takes the e-shutter  c. 1/10 sec. to complete recording the image. (It's a rolling shutter, not a global one.)

So wouldn't that mean:

1. That setting the shutter speed to a higher value would be pointless when using the e-shutter? (It's going to take c. 1/10 sec to record the image in any case.)

2. That the e-shutter couldn't be used in situations where the light was bright enough that a 1/10 sec. exposure, even with the smallest aperture available, would result in over-exposure?

What am I missing? Any clarifications most appreciated.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5
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