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Mastering the Nikon D5000 by Darrell Young

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Limitations in D-Movie Mode Video Capture

Now let’s look at a few limitations in the Nikon D5000’s implementation of video capture. No multiuse device can have all the features of a dedicated device, consequently the D5000 has some limitations in how it captures video.

The D5000 uses a CMOS sensor to record video. This type of sensor uses a “rolling shutter” and has three potential issues that we need to discuss: skew, wobble, and partial exposure. We’ll discuss each of these in some detail in the following sections.

How the Rolling Shutter Works in D-Movie Mode

Since video is captured at 24 frames per second (fps), the D5000 has an electronic shutter in addition to the normal mechanical shutter.

Have you ever used your D5000 in continuous release ...

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