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Turn off shutter sound when taking pictures

Hi, Is it possible to take off the shutter sound when I take a picture with my EOS Rebel T6?

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Re: Turn off shutter sound when taking pictures

There is no way to turn off the shutter sound on any DSLR. The sound you hear is the actual sound of the reflex mirror and shutter in operation.

 

Cell phones and Point and Shoot cameras, don't have this hardware and are generally silent in operation. The "shutter sound" is artificially added, and can usually be turned off.    

 

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Re: Turn off shutter sound when taking pictures

What about this? https://youtu.be/y_NpA7dcJiQ
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Re: Turn off shutter sound when taking pictures

That camera is not a T6.  The shutter noise on a T6 can not be turned off.

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Re: Turn off shutter sound when taking pictures

But is it a DSLR? New to this stuff. Here's an article I found about it. https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/learn/education/topics/article/2018/september/what...
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Re: Turn off shutter sound when taking pictures

The T6 is a DSLR. The cameras you are checking on are not.

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Re: Turn off shutter sound when taking pictures

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Agree with Ebiggs.  The R series cameras are MILCs (Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras).  They DO have shutters but they don't have the  Single Lens Reflex system of DSLRs where the image from the lens is directed to the viewfinder via a mirror and a pentaprism. 

 

The Rebel T6 is not a MILC, its a DSLR so the sound of the mirror and the shutter is not avoidable.  Some of the professional models (especially the Canon 5Ds and 5DsR) can dampen the sound but not completely remove it.  Even the R series will have some small amount of sound as the shutter (lying between the lens and the sensor) is opened and closed - under specific conditions it IS possible for these cameras to use an electronic shutter that would be essentially silent, but the downside of that is that the mechanical shutter will stay open so the sensor is open to dust pollution from the lens mount area..

 

For both the original poster and @matijans I would recommend looking at some informative material available on the web or even Canon's website, explaining the differences in design.


@mattjans wrote:
But is it a DSLR? New to this stuff. Here's an article I found about it. https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/learn/education/topics/article/2018/september/what...

 

cheers Trevor

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