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Old Mar 3, 2004, 7:06 PM   #1
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Default Why limit of 16 seconds on Shutter Speed?

A friend who has a C-4000Z tried to take some moonlight pictures this past weekend, and complained that the longest exposure she could make was 16 seconds. I did some looking and found that the C-750 has the same limit, as do several other Olympus models.

I am curious if there is a technical reason for this limit on digital cameras-- do the sensors not work well with longer exposures-- e.g. a "bulb" setting that keeps the shutter open as long as you hold the shutter release button?

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Old Mar 3, 2004, 8:06 PM   #2
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You can find longer shutter times on dSLRs but the noise level of most digicams makes longer times fairly useless.
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