Monday, March 21, 2011

A 5000 fps Video Showing Mirror and Shutter Vibrations of a DSLR (The High-speed Nikon D3)

The D3 was put into high frame rate mode of 11 fps and shooting continuously.

Really amazing! Indeed, we can see vibrations and oscillations for both the mirror and shutter, for both lifted-up and down, opened and closed, respectively. But we can see that all the dampings are made to be good, the oscillations die down very quickly, which is the most valuable thing that we should appreciate, about the superior mechanical engineering by Nikon.

Update (3-23): Thanks to Blog readers Zebooka and Simon, we have also the K10D video. Just go to: and enter into the link box to view, if you are just unable to see the blocked video.


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