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04-28-2008, 10:52 AM   #1
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K20D and long shutter time problem

Hi, when playing with my new K20D I found strange thing - when shooting using long time, then after the shot the camera freezes for nearly the same time as was the shutter time, then only after that period the picture is displayed and writted onto card.
Is it known problem, or just something with my camera ?

04-28-2008, 11:01 AM   #2
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Long Exposure

When you do a long exposure the camera by default also does a dark frame shot that the camera uses to remove noise. So if you do a 30 second shot, the dark frame capture will also be 30 seconds. I believe you can turn this off, but I don't recommend it.

04-28-2008, 11:31 AM   #3
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Thanks for fast reply. So it is probably Fn.17 (Slow shutter speed NR) which can be set to either Auto or On (no Off position).

04-28-2008, 12:05 PM   #4
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If I remember correctly, it is kind of broken, some programmer slept at work.
Should be fixed in the next firmware, at least.


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