Why is there so much shutter noise with all 4/3s?

Started Sep 8, 2009 | Discussions thread
Mark B UK Senior Member • Posts: 1,456
Re: Why is there so much shutter noise with all 4/3s?

This may sound like a naive question, but why is a shutter needed at all, at least in the conventional sense of the word, on an EVF camera? All the time it's switched on, the sensor is generating signals that describe what the lens is seeing. Press the button and, for a brief fraction of a second, a reading is taken from the sensor and written to a memory card, surely that's all that's needed?

If makers went down this route, they might want to add a different kind of shutter to cover the sensor when the lens is removed, as Mamiya did with its interchangeable lens twin-lens reflexes between the 1960s and 1980s.

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