Article ID : 00176962 / Last Modified : 10/29/2019

Restrictions when you use the electronic shutter of your camera

    Depending on your camera model, the following functions are unavailable when you set the shutter type to Electronic Shut.

    • Flash shooting
    • Long Exposure NR
    • Bulb shooting
    • Continuous shooting with a shutter speed longer than 1/8 second
    • High ISO sensitivity settings of above ISO 25600
    • Shooting with remote release when an FA-WRC1M Wireless Radio Commander is attached to the Multi-Interface Shoe
    • Smart Zoom, Clear Image Zoom, and Digital Zoom functions while on continuous shooting mode.
    • Anti-flicker shoot

    Limited maximum shutter speed

    • The maximum shutter speed is 1/16000 second when the shooting mode is set to one other than S (Shutter Priority) / M (Manual Exposure), and during bracket shooting with a setting other than WB bracket or DRO Bracket.
    • When the shooting mode is set to S (Shutter Priority) / M (Manual Exposure), the next available shutter speed after 1/16000 second is 1/32000 second.
    • Shutter speeds of up to 1/16000 second can be registered to Recall Custom hold.
    • A shutter speed of up to 1/16000 second can be registered as the shutter speed at which the ISO sensitivity starts changing (ISO AUTO Min. SS).

    Results when using the electronic shutter

    • A belt-like contrast may be recorded in images shot under a momentary light, such as the firing of another camera’s flash, or a flickering light such as fluorescent lighting.
    • The micro rolling shutter phenomenon (slight distortion or aliasing caused by high-speed readout) may occur when using the electronic shutter under the following conditions:
      • The subject is moving very quickly within the imaging area.
      • A flash light from another photographer was recorded in the image.
      • The illumination from a spotlight or light source is moving very quickly within the imaging area.