Does a digital camera still use a lens shutter or focal plane shutter?

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by aniramca, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. aniramca

    aniramca Guest

    With the new technology in digital imaging and sensors, does a digital
    camera utilize a physical lens shutter (or focal plane shutter in an
    SLR) to let the light passes to the sensor? Or, can the image sensor
    now be electronically turn on and off to allow for the light to
    register in the sensor?
    Thanks for info.
    aniramca, Sep 4, 2007
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    A shutter.
    DBLEXPOSURE, Sep 4, 2007
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    peter Guest

    DSLR uses a shutter just like SLR. That is why they have difficulty showing
    preview on LCD screen.

    Compact cameras have no problem with preview. Educated guess says they have
    no mechanical shutter.
    peter, Sep 4, 2007
  4. Yes.

    Depends on type, make, and model.

    Jürgen Exner, Sep 4, 2007
  5. aniramca

    ASAAR Guest

    Both mechanical and electrical shutters are used. Some cameras
    such as some of Nikon's DSLRs use both types of shutters. Most P&S
    cameras don't use mechanical shutters. For a good explanation of
    the whats and whys, see "The Importance of Flash Sync Speed" at :
    ASAAR, Sep 4, 2007
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    Tony Polson Guest

    Within 2 years, the majority of new DSLRs will have live preview.

    Go figure.
    Tony Polson, Sep 4, 2007
  7. aniramca

    Marvin Guest

    Most digicams have no physical shutter. That is why your
    should avoid pointing the camera at the sun at any time. You
    can ruin the sensor.
    Marvin, Sep 4, 2007
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    Frank Arthur Guest

    Frank Arthur, Sep 4, 2007
  9. aniramca

    Frank Arthur Guest

    Then what keeps the image from forming on the CMOS when you aren't
    taking a picture?
    Frank Arthur, Sep 4, 2007
  10. aniramca

    Pete D Guest

    Nothing. And some are not CMOS.
    Pete D, Sep 5, 2007
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