Electronic Front Curtain Shutter explained

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by davect01, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
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  2. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
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    Thanks for that, Dave.
  3. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Yep, pretty simple technology. But they're wrong ablut the rear curtain shutter. If the buffer was fast enough, a fully electronic shutter would be no problem. That's how its done in compacts and smartphones too (at least when they don't have a CCD with global shutter).
  4. bmg123

    bmg123 TalkEmount Veteran

    Jan 15, 2013
    England, UK
    I'm sure we'll eventually see fully-electronic shutters in compacts and SLRs; I'd honestly miss the shutter sound though...
  5. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Yeah, that's true ... And with only 15 ms shutter lag, I don't have a problem with the current technology.
  6. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Nov 23, 2012
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    I'm sure they'll give you a selection of artificial shutter sounds to choose from (kind of like my phone does) :biggrin: