Article ID : 00176692 / Last Modified : 02/02/2022

What are the restrictions of the electronic shutter?

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    What functions are unavailable when the Shutter Type is set to Electronic Shut?

    • Flash shooting (except on the ILCE-1, although flash shooting with a sync terminal is unavailable)
    • Long Exposure NR
    • Bulb shooting
    • Continuous shooting with a shutter speed longer than 1/8 second (for ILCE-9 and ILCE-9M2 only)
    • High ISO sensitivity settings of above ISO 25600 (for ILCE-9 and ILCE-9M2 only)
    • Shooting with remote release when the FA-WRC1M Wireless Radio Commander is attached to the Multi Interface Shoe
    • Smart Zoom, Clear Image Zoom, and Digital Zoom functions during Cont. Shooting (for ILCE-9 and ILCE-9M2 only)
    • Anti-flicker Shoot. (except ILCE-1)
    • Continuous shooting with a shutter speed longer than 1/2 second (for ILCE-1 only)

    What is the maximum electronic shutter speed?

    • For ILCE-9 and ILCE-9M2 only
      • 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.
         
    • For ILCE-1, ILCE-9 and ILCE-9M2 only
      • 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).

    What's the shooting result 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.
    • When using the electronic shutter, the micro rolling shutter phenomenon (slight distortion or aliasing caused by high-speed readout) may occur 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, etc. or light source is moving very quickly within the imaging area.