Sony A7iii Banding Issue

I have just completed a shoot where I was using the Sony A7iii in silent shutter mode (electronic shutter). Obviously, my choice to use this mode was to decrease my presence and create a little discretion. I was shooting at night, and the area was lit with multiple florescent and neon lights. This appears to be a sensor issue.

Please note that this only occurred in specific situations. There were no problems using silent shutter in the day (or often at night). This problem only occurs in silent shutter mode. I have uploaded some pics as an example.

More photos, where this problem can still be seen in some cases, can be seen here. I am sure there are some geeky forums online that will explain this banding issue is some technical detail!

Thats all folks, keep clicking. Chris

2 Comments on “Sony A7iii Banding Issue

  1. interesting, usually I shoot with silence sutter with my Fuji xt10 and this banding issue happened only once to me when I’ve shot this kind of screen ads, to me it seems to be some interfering light


    • I think it’s a characteristic inherent in all “electronic shutters” and has to do with the frequency of artificial lighting. I find it most noticeable with flourescent. The electronic shutter feature is actually just turning sensor on, then off to “close” the shutter. However, the off sequence is not immediate, as the image must be read line by line. based on this (from what I have read) it may be more apparent with larger sensors and higher pixel counts.
      Also I’ve noticed the rolling shutter effect from time to time in natural light. This is when some motion is involved and makes the image distorted or kind of skewed from top to bottom.

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