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Robin Wong: Electronic Shutter Is The Future – But Can You Use It All The Time?


Robin Wong:

When it comes to silent shutter, I have been frequently asked if it can be left as a default on the camera, the answer is not that straightforward. Again, each and every time I want to answer a question, it seems like I would need to spend about half an hour to just draft an email. Therefore, making this video will solve all my future problems on similar topic.
I can be lazy and just give a simple yes or no, but you know me, I am doing my best to be thorough and share as much as I can.
Using Electronic Shutter breaks a lot of camera limitations, and is the future of imaging technology. Olympus allows burst sequential shooting up to 60fps RAW, breaks shutter speed limit up to 1/32000 and implemented creative composite computational imaging features such as PRO Capture Mode, High Res Shot, Live ND, Live Composite, Focus Stacking, just to name a few. Silent shutter is not just for shooting silently, it offers a lot more benefit that pushes the boundaries of modern photography.
However, currently electronic shutter is still evolving and still has some limitations, which the photographers must be aware of. Using electronic shutter will introduce jello/rolling effect, banding issues in artifical light and imposes restrictions for flash photography.
I hope this video clears up all questions about silent/electronic shutter and helps you make better decisions on choosing which mode for the photography that you are doing!
0:36 What is Electronic Shutter?
2:32 Why is Electronic Shutter Important? How Electronic Shutter pushes the boundaries of imaging technology and is the future of camera evolution?
4:04 How to enable Silent Shutter in your Olympus OM-D camera
5:17 Can I use Silent Shutter all the time? Limitations of Electronic Shutter and when not to us it?
9:00 In what situations Silent Shutter can be favorable?

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