Article ID : 00200470 / Last Modified : 10/08/2018

Can I turn off the shutter sound?

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The operating procedure varies by model. Check the following.


For models with the Silent Shooting function

(ILCE-6300, ILCE-6500, ILCE-7M3, ILCE-7RM2, ILCE-7RM3, ILCE-7S, ILCE-7SM2)

You can turn off the shutter sound by changing the camera settings.

MENU ->  (Camera Settings2) or  (Custom Settings) ->  Silent Shooting -> On

NOTES:

  • When using the Silent Shooting function, be careful not to violate the subject’s privacy or right to usage of their likeness. Use these functions on your own responsibility.
  • When using the Silent Shooting function, you cannot use the flash. In addition, there are other features that cannot be used with these two functions, and some restrictions on their use. For details, refer to: Are there any restrictions on the use of Silent Shooting mode?

For the ILCE-9

You can shoot without the shutter sound by using the electronic shutter.

  1. MENU ->  (Camera Settings2) ->  Shutter Type -> Electronic Shut.
  2. MENU ->  (Camera Settings2) -> Audio signals -> Off or On:other than e-shut:

NOTES:

  • When using the electronic shutter, be careful not to violate the subject’s privacy or right to usage of their likeness. Use these functions on your own responsibility.
  • When using the electronic shutter, you cannot use the flash. In addition, there are other features that cannot be used with these two functions, and some restrictions on their use. For details, refer to: Are there any restrictions on use of the electronic shutter?

For models other than those listed above

You cannot turn off the shutter sound because these models are only equipped with a mechanical shutter.
In addition to the mechanical shutter sound, the following models also emit an electronic sound to enhance the operational feel. You cannot turn off this electronic sound, either.

  • ILCE-5000, ILCE-5100, ILCE-QX1, NEX-3N