turn of shutter sound in NEX 5R?

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by bopfan, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. bopfan

    bopfan TalkEmount Regular

    Jul 21, 2013
    Worthington, Ohio
    just what it said. Can you turn off the shutter sound in a Sony NEX 5R. I would like the option of shooting with out a sound. How to do it?
  2. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    The shutter on NEX cameras is a "real" shutter, and the sound is mechanical, not electronic. So you can't turn it off. I know that there's been some discussion on other boards about an additional electronic sound. But I'm unconvinced about that. Bottom line: you can't turn the shutter sound off.
  3. bopfan

    bopfan TalkEmount Regular

    Jul 21, 2013
    Worthington, Ohio
    Aha! Thanks. I just assumed I was hearing a created shutter sound. I appreciate the correction. It never seemed loud until the other day when i was shooting a very intimate jazz performance. I was about 7 feet from the alto sax player. Maybe it was my imagination but it seems like every time the shutter fired he heard it and I cringed. I went through the menu and found nothing about how to turn the shutter sound off. And for good reason!
  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Yup, does not seem that bad till you take a picture during a prayer at a funeral.

    Talk about some dirty looks.
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  5. Mattithjah

    Mattithjah TalkEmount Veteran

    Jan 17, 2013
    Czech Republic
    ... just use ears plugs... :D
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