When shooting with an ultra-high resolution camera, the slightest vibration can cause camera shake that will spoil an image, regardless of how sturdy your tripod is or whether you’re using mirror lock-up and a remote release.

Small vibrations from people’s footsteps, passing vehicles or a butterfly flapping its wings can cause just enough vibration to make your image soft.

To help photographers combat this, Phase One introduced a clever new seismograph feature in its XF Camera System that detects vibrations and waits until they have died down before tripping the shutter.

In this quick video, DPReview demonstrates how the Phase One XF Seismograph works in practice.


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Jeff Meyer
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Jeff is our Website Editor. He's been a journalist for more than 20 years and began taking pictures as a teenager in the US with an old Pentax K1000 and a 50mm f/1.4 lens.

He has worked for the UK’s photography press for the past 10 years with Amateur Photographer and, most recently, editing Photography Week and the Digital Camera World website.

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