Restrictions when you use the electronic shutter of your camera
Depending on your camera model, the following functions are unavailable when you set the shutter type 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 an FA-WRC1M Wireless Radio Commander is attached to the Multi-Interface Shoe
- Smart Zoom, Clear Image Zoom, and Digital Zoom functions while on continuous shooting mode (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)
Limited maximum shutter speed
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.
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).
Results 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.
- The micro rolling shutter phenomenon (slight distortion or aliasing caused by high-speed readout) may occur when using the electronic shutter 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 or light source is moving very quickly within the imaging area.