Loud shutter sound of Sony A7 series

Started Apr 10, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Loud shutter sound of Sony A7 series

terrylau wrote:

I have played with Sony A7 and A7r in Sony shop . As much as I like the cameras , I find the shutter sound too loud and give vibrations that could impact on the slowest shutter speed that can be used to give a steady picture . Since there is no mirror to give a mirror slap ,wonder why a quieter shutter design as that on A77 ? Sony A7 do have an electronic first curtain so is quieter than A7R but still loud .

Any ideas ?


Get an RX1? X100?

Leaf shutters can be very quiet, but the actuation of the focal plane shutters makes for a noticeable sound, especially if 1/8000s is to be achieved.

Smaller format cameras, such as the APS-C A77, have smaller focal plane shutters, so the sound is less, but still noticeable. In addition, a DSLR body, such as the APS-C A77, can muffle the sound more, as the interior chamber gets larger.

Sony and other mfgrs could device active noise suppression, meaning that the camera sends out the inverse sound to 'cancel' the sound, but this may not always work in practice, and many photographers like to 'hear' the click of the camera.

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