Question About In-Camera Noise Reduction

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by newbert, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. newbert

    newbert Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 22, 2012
    Glens Falls, NY
    Using an E-M5 (and not sure whether that matters....) ---- After a long exposure, in-camera Noise Reduction kicks in, effectively doubling the length of the exposure. While the camera is doing it's NR thing, is it OK to move the camera to set up the next shot, or will that ruin the image?

    In other words, if the shutter was open for 60 seconds, and now the camera is doing it's noise reduction during the following 60 seconds, is it OK to move the camera during that second 60 seconds?

  2. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin .

    Oct 9, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
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    All that the camera is doing is taking a dark image, basically of the back of the (closed) shutter. I don't see that moving the camera during this time would cause a problem, but I've never tried it myself.
  3. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    Yes, it okay to physically move it, but you're effectively locked out of doing anything electronically until it's finished and saves the file.
  4. newbert

    newbert Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 22, 2012
    Glens Falls, NY
    Thanks, Guys!
  5. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
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    Panasonic does the same however it's optional, and it's OK to move it.
  6. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 20, 2012
    Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia
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    The only time I found moving the camera where it affected the storage was when I was doing long exposures on an E520 (& I think I was storing JPEG & RAW) & during that time I changed its aspect position (from landscape to portrait) & it stored it in that different aspect. That would be the only thing to consider.