Here is why Nokia EOS uses a mechanical shutter for the camera

Here is why Nokia EOS uses a mechanical shutter for the camera
The Nokia EOS has leaked out extensively last week and one peculiar feature in the camera superphone is its use of a mechanical shutter. Why is it there, though? Nokia’s former camera guru Damian Dinning is probably the best person to answer that question and his recent comment makes it all very clear - it’s because of xenon flash.

The rumored 41-megapixel camera on the Nokia EOS uses the more powerful xenon flash rather than the LED flash most other smartphones employ. But unlike LED, Xenon actually fires a very short light beam of the equivalent of shutter speeds as low as 1/25,000. In electronic shutters, though, pixels have to shut down all at the same time and this simply happens at a lower speed than the flash which would cause issues with the image - some pixels could just remain black.

Dinning’s full explanation is right below:

source: My Nokia Blog

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