12-17-2018 10:58 AM
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.
07-25-2020 01:23 PM
07-30-2020 08:55 PM - edited 08-01-2020 11:34 PM
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.
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...