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GM5 Electronic Shutter

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by tkbslc, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    So if i understand correctly, the GM5 has an electronic-only shutter for the most part. I know if I shoot moving subjects with my GX7 Electronic shutter, I often get scanning distortions (oval wheels for example). Does that mean the GM5 is a challenge to use for things that are moving?
    (I guess the same applies to GM1)
     
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  2. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mechanical goes to 1/500s. It's electronic above that.
     
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  3. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    So the really fast stuff you'd want >1/500 for won't turn out anyway due to the scanning effect? I guess it's not really a sports camera, I'm just curious.
     
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  4. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    Depends on things like angles. If it's a car flying by you at 45 MPH parallel to your shooting perspective, then yes it will appear skewed if the electronic shutter is being used.
     
  5. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    You say "if", but it's not like there's a choice is there?
     
  6. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    Sure, don't photograph the speeding car. [emoji14]

    GM5•EM10•O17/2.8•O25/1.8•S60/2.8
     
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  7. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Panning should help, but then the background may show similar distortion.