You may find it useful to mute the shutter at stage performances, during interviews, or for wildlife photography.
The differences between quiet shutter-release mode and silent live view photography are summarized below.
|Quiet shutter||Silent photography|
|Frame advance rate (fps)||Up to 3||S: 1
|Available image size/quality options||All||Small³/JPEG fine ★|
The mirror stays up while the shutter-release button is pressed all the way down. The mirror is lowered (more quietly than in single-frame mode) only when the shutter-release button returns to the halfway position, allowing you to control the timing of the click made by the mirror.
To choose quiet shutter-release mode, press the release-mode dial lock release and rotate the dial to .
In live view, you can take photos with the shutter open and the mirror raised, eliminating the sounds normally made when a photo is taken. To enable silent mode, press the button in live view and select On for Silent photography (you can also enable silent mode using the Silent live view photography option in the photo shooting menu).
Movie stills and live frame grab can also be used for silent photography.
You can silently film movies and later play the movie back and use the Save selected frame option to create JPEG stills from selected frames.
1 Pause playback on the desired frame.
Press to pause playback.
2 Choose Save selected frame.
Press or , then highlight Save selected frame and press .
3 Create a still copy.
Press to create a fine★-quality JPEG copy of the current frame. A confirmation dialog will be displayed; highlight Yes and press .
If Live frame grab is selected for Custom Setting g1 (Custom control assignment) > Shutter-release button, pressing the shutter-release button all the way down during filming will soundlessly take a photo without ending recording.