How do the new mirrorless cameras take a picture?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Peabody, Oct 13, 2012.

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    Peabody Guest

    I mean - do they have a shutter, or is it all electronic?

    What's the sequence of events to take a picture?
     
    Peabody, Oct 13, 2012
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    Paul Ciszek Guest

    The OM-D has a mechanical shutter. I am unclear as to the role it
    plays--when you use "anti-shock", the shutter opens and the camera
    waits for a preset time before taking the picture, so that any
    vibration induced by the motion of the shutter can die down. So,
    the shutter can be open for (for example) 4 seconds before the
    "exposure" starts.

    I wish there was a way to close the shutter when changing lenses,
    instead of leaving the sensor bare.
     
    Paul Ciszek, Oct 13, 2012
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    Don Wiss Guest

    Usually they have focal plane shutters. A few have leaf shutters. Just like
    film cameras.

    Don. www.donwiss.com/pictures/ (e-mail link at page bottoms).
     
    Don Wiss, Oct 14, 2012
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