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Old December 27th, 2007, 06:22 PM   #1
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Rolling Shutter, the truth once and for all?

I am asking anyone with direct experience with the EX1. Someone on a FCP forum said that the rolling shutter problem is major. What are the facts?


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Old December 27th, 2007, 07:47 PM   #2
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Make sure you are getting information from people who are actually using the camera, not those repeating that they heard that it can be an issue.

If you search the forum here there are plenty of post from people who have have bounced, whipped, shaken, and almost thrown the camera while shooting. The footage has been for the most problem free.

Is that enough truth for you?

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Old December 28th, 2007, 12:01 AM   #3
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I'm not seeing the jello. The one person that I've seen mentioned this by kicking the tripod. But, when asked if OIS was on, never replied.

I own the camera and if anyone has been following my complaints about slow AF, vignetting, barrel distortion, rolling shutter issues have not been a problem. LOL, If it were, you'd be hearing it from me, that's for sure!

I even went to the extent of jarring my tripod, driving around with the camera no issues (on dash rocky road). If I take the camera and sway it really fast back and forth, I do see some skew, but with all the motion blur, it's hard to really make out. Since I plan on using the EX1 for concert events, I tested it with moving head lights set to strobe. No partial exposures. In fact it looked great. Now, I do know a camera flash can cause partial exposure.

Does it have some rolling shutter issues, I'm sure it does. Are they so bad that they destroy the shot.... not in my opinion. With the EX1 camera's other exceptional capabilities, such as low light, low noise, high rez, low CA, I'm willing to live with a small percentage of fault as opposed to a camera that does horrible in low light, low rez, and noisy. Those faults are there at a MUCH higher percentage of use.
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Old December 28th, 2007, 12:54 AM   #4
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'Nuff said. Thanks folks,

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