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    I understand this camera and many other mirror-less types have a mechanical shutter as opposed to the average "point and shoot" which doesn't. My question is how can the LCD view screen display a live image if there is a shutter in front of the CMOS sensor?

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    In mirrorless cameras like the NEX the shutter remains open by default so the LCD reflects what the sensor "sees". In traditional DSLR's the shutter is closed by default but the light coming through the lens is diverted to the optical viewfinder by use of a mirror, which flips out of the way once you press the shutter button.
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