I have had my 90D for about a month now, and have been reading everything I can find about the electronic shutter. I know the built in intervalometer does not work with the e-shutter, however, my Aodelan external intervalometer does. So what I need to know is there any problem doing so? Over-heating the sensor? Causing the earth to tilt on it's axis? There must be some reason why Canon didn't enable that feature......
Thank you for your time,
Your 90D has a mechanical shutter that is controlled by camera electronics. Whatever built-in camera shutter control mode will work - there is no E-Shutter. Your external intervalometer will not harm the camera, if it is designed to work with the 90D.
Thank you for your replies, I appreciate it!
On my 90D, when you go into live view, you have 3 shutter mode options...
2. Elec. 1st Curtain
With all 3 shutter modes the built in intervalometer is greyed out, not an option. I'm assuming Canon did that for some reason or another.
I like the idea of taking a timelapse video without all the clunking and clanking that comes with using the mechanical shutter......but only if it doesn't harm my camera....
In the manual page 258 that I posted above, it states interval timer shooting is used in viewfinder shooting, so that appears to be the limitation.
Sorry about the misinformation on an electronic shutter. I read the camera specs and it stated that it has a mechanical focal-plane shutter.
Nothing to be sorry about Bob, I really do appreciate you trying to help me out.
I guess to condense things down a bit, will it hurt my 90D to use an external intervalometer using Live View with the electronic shutter mode?
Yes it does, my Aodelan external remote/intervalometer works fine in Live View/electronic shutter mode. I am aware of not pointing the sensor toward direct sunlight....maybe Canon has concerns about during a long timelapse having the sun enter the frame in Live View/electronic shutter mode....I'm just guessing here....
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