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Old Jun 18, 2007, 5:15 PM   #35
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dwkreutzer wrote:
I wondered that same thing that seerskater does-- I think. I can understand the advantages of bigger sensors, interchangable lenses, better electronics, etc. But what's the point of the flipping mirror?

I know that there may be a lag with an lcd display, but there is going to be some shutter lag with the mirror mechanism. In some cases shutter lag may be preferable to viewing lag. But it seems that any mechanical feature is more expensive and prone to failure than an electronic feature (e.g., moving mirror vs. LCD screen).

Does anybody make a high-quality digital camera that accepts a full-line of interchangable lenses but doesn't bother with the mirror mechanism?

I appreciate all the thoughtful responses given to this question already.
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