Camera shake occurs when the vibrations of the mirror moving out of the way so that the light can reach the sensor in all SLR cameras. This can cause a slight blurring of the image.
How severe is the problem? Well until recently, no one knew. Now, Tani Electronics Corp and the Nishi Lab of the University of Electro-communications (UEC) have developed a tool to accurately measure camera shake. The results are not good.
The resolution of an SLR camera was substantially reduced to 1/4 or lower by the mirror shock (vibration generated when the mirror bounces up).
Next, it was confirmed that the vibration generated by releasing the shutter remains even when a picture is taken after a certain period of time from the mirror lockup to prevent a mirror shock.
Even when using a tripod, the results didn’t improve much and when using a light tripod, the results worsened.
Lets hope that with this breakthrough in technology the camera manufacturers can work on getting that camera shake minimized.
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