Why do mirrorless bodies have a mechanical mirror?

Jul 1, 2013
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Sorry for the (very) newbie question here. The EOS Rx bodies are referred to as 'mirrorless'. That would imply that they don't have a mirror, let alone a mechanical one. Yet, the specs list reduced frames per second with the mechanical mirror. What am I not getting?

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Jul 1, 2016
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Electronic shutter might cause rolling shutter effect when photographing fast moving subjects or panning. On the other hand mechanical shutter might cause shake/blur. I'm still normally using mechanical shutter with EOS R.
 
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Jul 1, 2016
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Electronic shutter is silent and cause in theory less shake/blur to photo (weakness: rolling shutter)
Mechanical shutter works always fine and doesn't suffer from rolling shutter (weakness: audible click, in theory shake/blur)
By default mirrorless cameras still use mechanical shutter.
 
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Michael Clark

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What are the strengths/weaknesses of mechanical vs electronic shutters?

Electronic shutter might cause rolling shutter effect when photographing fast moving subjects or panning. On the other hand mechanical shutter might cause shake/blur. I'm still normally using mechanical shutter with EOS R.

Electronic shutter is silent and cause in theory less shake/blur to photo (weakness: rolling shutter)
Mechanical shutter works always fine and doesn't suffer from rolling shutter (weakness: audible click, in theory shake/blur)
By default mirrorless cameras still use mechanical shutter.
 

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Sorry for the (very) newbie question here. The EOS Rx bodies are referred to as 'mirrorless'. That would imply that they don't have a mirror, let alone a mechanical one. Yet, the specs list reduced frames per second with the mechanical mirror. What am I not getting?

~Cheers
Makes me wonder if there's a electronic mirror. That's what I'm not getting.