D7100 owners having to INCREASE shutter speeds to avoid softness?

Started Apr 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Dirk W
Dirk W Senior Member • Posts: 2,201
Re: Simple calculation

Yeah sure I agree on that, the thumb rule is not the one for all solution. What I really meant to say is that normally a crop sensor at the same focal length and similar resolution needs shorter shutter speed than a full size sensor. But the reason is not so much the size of the sensor but the size of a pixel. The smaller the pixel, i.e. the sharper the sensor, the shorter the shutter speed is required if you want to use the sensor's full capacity and avoid motion blur. I guess that's why all the superzoom cameras have image stabilization nowadays, just because their pixel size is crazily small due to a very high pixel densitiy, paired with a rather long lens, e.g. 200 mm.

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