You can set whether to shoot with a mechanical shutter or an electronic shutter.
MENU → (Shooting) → [Shutter/Silent] → [Shutter Type] → desired setting.
Menu item details
- The shutter type is automatically switched based on the shooting conditions and shutter speed.
- Mechanical Shutter:
- Shoot with the mechanical shutter only.
- Electronic Shutter:
- Shoot with the electronic shutter only.
In the following situations, set the [Shutter Type] to [Auto] or [Electronic Shutter].
- When shooting with a high-speed shutter in a bright environment such as outside in bright sunlight, the beach, or snowy mountains.
- When you want to increase the speed of continuous shooting.
- In rare cases, the shutter sound may be produced when the power is turned off even if the [Shutter Type] is set to [Electronic Shutter]. However, this is not a malfunction.
- Even if [Shutter Type] is set to [Electronic Shutter], you may hear shutter sounds when you register a face using [Face Memory].
- When [Shutter Type] is set to [Electronic Shutter], the following functions are not available:
- Long Exposure NR
- BULB shooting
- When you shoot at high shutter speeds with a large-aperture lens attached and [Mechanical Shutter] mode is selected, out-of-focus circles produced by the bokeh effect may get cut off due to the shutter mechanism.
- When a lens made by another manufacturer (including Minolta/Konica-Minolta lenses) is used and the [Mechanical Shutter] mode is selected, the correct exposure may not be set or the image brightness may become uneven.
- When you shoot at high shutter speeds and the [Mechanical Shutter] mode is selected, the image brightness may become uneven depending on the shooting environment.