Choose quiet or silent photography where camera noise might be a distraction, for example at stage performances, during interviews, or when photographing wildlife.
The differences between quiet shutter release and silent photography are summarized in the following table.
|Mode 1||Mode 2|
|Frame advance rate||QC: Approx.
|CL: 3 fps1
CH: 6 fps
|QC/CL: 15 fps2
CH: 30 fps2
|Image area||All||All||DX (24 × 16)3|
|Rolling shutter effect?||No||Yes||Some|
|Suggested for||Ballet, orchestras||Weddings, astronomy, landscapes||Birds, wildlife|
If quiet shutter-release mode is selected for viewfinder photography, 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 Q. Note that this mode is associated with a certain amount of shutter lag.
In silent photography, the shutter remains open between shots, eliminating shutter noise altogether during live view.
To enable silent photography, press the button during live view and select On (Mode 1) or On (Mode 2) for Silent live view photography.
On (Mode 1): Reduce vibrations caused by the shutter when shooting landscapes and other static subjects. ISO sensitivity can be set to values of from Lo 1 to 25600.
On (Mode 2): As for On (Mode 1) except that photos can be taken at a higher rate.
When silent photography is in effect, the mirror will only be audible when it is raised and lowered at the start and end of live view. Note that during burst photography, focus and exposure are fixed at the values in effect at the start of each burst.
Another way to reduce camera noise is to film movies silently and later make JPEG stills using Save current frame.
1 Pause playback on the desired frame.
Press to pause playback and then press or to display the desired frame.
2 Choose Save current frame.
Press or , then highlight Save current frame and press to create a JPEG copy of the current frame.