Are mirrorless cameras more prone to sensor dust?

Started Jan 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
jtan163 Senior Member • Posts: 2,265
Re: I don't think so.

Midwest wrote:

goetz48 wrote:

When a SLR is activated the mirror slap will cause a lot of air moving and that will bring dust to your sensor. The mirrorless will have less air movement and thus less dust on the sensor.

Funny but after four years with a pair of Canon DSLR's I've never noticed any dust nor done any cleaning beyond what the camera itself does when it gets powered down. When I read about people cleaning their sensors monthly or whatever all I can say is 'huh?'

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You don't TAKE a photo, you MAKE a photo.

What sort of apertures do you shoot at?

Try F22 and take a shot of a cloudless portion of a daylight blue cloud.

There is some possibility there may be more dust on your sensor than you think.

Then again, you could be lucky.
If your lucky enough not to have dust on your sensor after 4 years, I'd suggest buying a lottery ticket.

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