Shutter Shock - Size DOES Matter!

Started Jan 22, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Guy Parsons
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Small camera shutters
In reply to skyglider, Jan 26, 2014

skyglider wrote: .... Small sensor cameras already use electronic shutters so it shouldn't be a big hurdle. (In fact the small sensor cameras have a menu item to simulate the sound of a mechanical shutter ).

The small cameras that I've met have an in-lens shutter that seems sometimes to be a combined aperture-shutter. So many still go "click" but quietly.

My wife uses a Casio ZR200 and that has high speed burst modes at full resolution that are 10 fps with in-lens shutter and 30 fps without shutter, but I have never sat down to see the quality difference, if any. By default for single shots it always uses the in-lens shutter, so it must be the preferred and better quality mode.

That camera often automatically uses the 30 fps feature for things like low light additive multiple shots, long tele additive multiple shots, and HDR mode where it combines a few shots.

As for simulating the shutter sound, people are nuts if they use that to make a camera noisier, but in the case of phones it seems compulsory to stop the sneaky shots being too sneaky.

Regards.... Guy (waiting for that global shutter in M4/3)

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