they do have the same shutter. These are two separate cameras--one I punched a hole in the shutter by accident, the other developed a hairline crack in the lens mount that you couldn't really see. a lens wouldn't seat properly--it could move if you handheld the camera, so it resulted in a lot of out of focus images and was particulary hard to track down, since on a tripod the images were tack sharp. The camera had been out production by the time this happened, with those parts not available anymore, so that was the problem.