GH3 electronic shutter mode

Started Dec 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Fredrik Glckner Veteran Member • Posts: 3,377
GH3 electronic shutter mode
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It is probably well known already that the electronic shutter mode of the GH3 produces heavy rolling shutter artefacts, much more than when using video.  Using a LEGO Technic setup with a rotating propeller, I measured the speed of the rolling electronic shutter, and found that it takes about 1/10s to read the whole sensor.

This is consistent with what I read in an interview with some Panasonic engineers.

If you could use a flash during the electronic shutter mode, this would mean that the flash sync speed would have been 1/10s. Which is, of course, extremely poor. Which is why the flash cannot be used in this mode.

Read more details about my test here:

http://m43photo.blogspot.com/2012/12/gh3-electronic-shutter.html

I still find the mode useful, and use it a lot.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
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