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[OM] Re: Electronic shutters, was : Media Release: New Canon EOS 40D Del

Subject: [OM] Re: Electronic shutters, was : Media Release: New Canon EOS 40D Delivers Speed, Control an...
From: Winsor Crosby <wincros@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2007 15:17:35 -0700
The D70 was Nikon's brief experiment with the merging of mechanical  
and electronic shutter. 1/500 synch speed. It was not carried on to  
its successor the D80. It is said that Nikon did not like the  
electronic shutter artifacts in certain images. Blooming is usually  
the problem.


Winsor
Long Beach, CA
USA


On Aug 22, 2007, at 6:10 AM, Chuck Norcutt wrote:

> No, the high speed is not due to small mechanicals but rather the
> "electronic" shutter.  But that requires an interline transfer sensor
> (ala point & shoots) rather than a full frame sensor and DSLR's do not
> now use interline sensors.  As I understand it, interline sensors have
> less total surface area devoted to actually catching photons  
> because of
> then need to place componentry on the front surface.  But something
> analogous has to be going on with live view so maybe DSLR's will
> eventually move to an interline form of sensor.


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