Are mirrorless cameras more prone to sensor dust?

Started Jan 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
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z36qc Regular Member • Posts: 152
Re: they should be LESS prone due to much less moving parts

hedwards wrote:

I'm not sure how much moving parts to do with it. mirrorless cameras should be less susceptible to dust because they typically have a smaller opening in which the dust can fall.

The sensors also run a bit hotter which makes it more likely that there will be a bit of an air current taking air away from the sensor. Reminds me a bit of aseptic lab work back in college where you had to heat the top of the test tube a bit to keep out unwanted contaminates.

But the sensor is more exposed to dust because it is in the opening!

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