Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Electronic vs. mechanical shutter, part of Photography 101.
- I'd like to talk about the difference…between a mechanical and an electronic shutter.…Let's start with the mechanical shutter.…This is what you found in pretty much every camera made…since the beginning up until pretty much now.…Mechanical shutter is what you'll find…in a traditional SLR or DSLR,…and the mechanical shutter is a physical thing…that opens to expose the film or sensor…to light and then closes again.…In a camera like this, you have a mirror…that has to get up out of the way,…and then the shutter opens, exposes the film or the sensor,…closes again, and then the mirror flaps back down,…and this is what it sounds like.…
(shutter clicking)…There's a lot going in here.…That's the sound of the mirror and the shutter…moving around at the same time.…Now, on the other end of the spectrum,…you have the electronic shutter.…The electronic shutter is what you'll find in video cameras…and these days, you'll find them in smartphones as well.…An electronic shutter has no moving parts at all.…It is simply a sensor that starts and stops recording.…
- Adjusting aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
- Controlling autofocus
- Using buttons to change focus, metering, and shooting modes
- Carrying a camera like a pro
- Stabilizing the camera
- Working with flash
- Thinking creatively and changing your point of view
- Buying new gear
Skill Level Beginner
1. Carry and Hold A Camera Like a Pro
2. Stabilize the Camera
3. P Is Not for Perfect
4. Settings in the Real World
5. Push Your Buttons
6. Control Your Auto Focus
Focus peaking1m 21s
8. Change Your Point of View
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