Will Sony's new proposal phase out mechanical shutters?

Sony Patent
(Image credit: Sony)

Sony has filed a patent that aims to introduce a "vibrating device" to its cameras, providing feedback to electronic shutters. 

Last week we wrote that Canon had filed a patent for a similar vibrating component for the Canon EOS R1, which would give haptic feedback when capturing an image. So it's interesting to see Sony's design for a vibrating device to be placed within the camera grip. 

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 

Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.