Shutter:Electronic vs.Mechanical

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Peter Bendheim
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Shutter:Electronic vs.Mechanical
Dec 8, 2011

Ok, lets start out by saying that I understand the use of the electronic shutter for high number of frames per second and all that motion still stuff that I am never likely to use (so don't go there)..........so here is my question.

Is there any advantage to using the electronic shutter in normal everyday non-flash still photography? Would it, do you think enable me to get less blur from mechanical vibration when hand held at low speeds such a 1/8 sec or resting on an improvised tripod such as a wall taking an early evening shot at 1 sec? It's certainly totally silent so very unobtrusive.

Other than flash sync (i don't use flash much at all) what would be the advantage of using the mechanical shutter over electronic for ordinary single shot images from say 1 sec to 1/2000 in duration? Is it, for example, less "accurate" in timing than the electronic shutter.

I'm somewhat confused.
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