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Old February 22nd 06, 07:31 PM posted to rec.photo.digital.slr-systems
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Default Why do digital cameras need shutters?

"Steve" writes:

I hope this isn't a silly question. Is it impossible or too
expensive to turn the sensor on and off or something instead of a
mechanical shutter? Just wondering.


It's possible, but slow and inaccurate. It is found on some cheap
(phone) cameras.

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