lumix mirrorless


Simon_84

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sorry kinda new in mirrorless camera, is there a shutter count limit for mirrorless ? :sweat:
cause thinking of switching over from conventional dslr.
 

Octarine

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This might be the most important line:
This shot count represents the number of times the mechanical shutter has actuated, but does not include any images taken with the electronic shutter option that many of the newer Lumix cameras offer.
Now, looking at how mirrorless cameras work I wonder what real value comes from the mechanical shutter count.
Similar to DSLR: use your camera, shoot more, worry less. If it breaks, it breaks, it needs repair. Sometimes earlier than expected, mostly much later than any official numbers suggest.
 

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Similar to DSLR: use your camera, shoot more, worry less. If it breaks, it breaks, it needs repair. Sometimes earlier than expected, mostly much later than any official numbers suggest.
i actually has less worry than conventional dslr, however as i'm getting a 2nd hand set, just thought that might be good to know if there are indeed any mechanical differences considering that there is no flapping shutter anymore.
 

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Edwin Francis

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i actually has less worry than conventional dslr, however as i'm getting a 2nd hand set, just thought that might be good to know if there are indeed any mechanical differences considering that there is no flapping shutter anymore.
The shutter doesn't flap. I think you're thinking of the mirror in SLRs, but (obviously) not in mirrorless. The shutter (focal plane shutter) works the same as DSLRs.
And referring to your original post, there is no actuation 'limit'. Generally, manufacturers give a 'tested-to' number, which doesn't mean so much to most of us.
No mirror, less moving parts to go wrong, true. But there are still a large number of things that can fail. I wouldn't worry :)
 

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To be honest I don’t think I can recall a reflex mirror failure from wear and tear (of course it does happen) but shutter actuation failures happen all the time.
This is a pretty old crowd sourced database but it gives you an idea of the variance:
http://www.olegkikin.com/shutterlife/