Article ID : 00203265 / Last Modified : 19/08/2021

Can I turn off the shutter sound?

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    The procedure to shut off the shutter sound varies by model. 

    For models with the Silent Shooting function

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

    • ILCE-6100, ILCE-6300, ILCE-6400, ILCE-6500, ILCE-6600, ILCE-7M3, ILCE-7RM2, ILCE-7RM3, ILCE-7RM3A, ILCE-7RM4, ILCE-7RM4A, ILCE-7S, ILCE-7SM2, ILCE-7C or ZV-E10:
      MENU →  (Camera Settings2) or  (Custom Settings) →  Silent Shooting → On
    • ILCE-1, ILCE-7SM3 or ILME-FX3:
      MENU → (Shooting) Shutter/Silent→ Silent Mode Settings → Silent Mode →  On

    NOTES:

    • When using the Silent Shooting function, be careful not to violate the subject’s privacy or rights when using their likeness. Use these functions on your own responsibility.
    • When using the Silent Shooting function, you can't use the flash. In addition, some other features can't be used with these two functions, and restrictions apply to their use. For details, refer to the article Are there any restrictions on the use of Silent Shooting mode?.

    For models with an electronic shutter

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

    • ILCE-9 or ILCE-9M2:
      1. MENU →  (Camera Settings2) →  Shutter Type → Electronic Shut.
      2. MENU →  (Camera Settings2) →  Audio signals → Off or On:other than e-shut
    • ILCE-7SM3 or ILME-FX3:
      • MENU → (Shooting) → Shutter/Silent → Shutter Type → Electronic Shutter
    • ILCE-1:
      1. MENU → (Shooting) → Shutter/Silent → Shutter Type → Electronic Shutter
      2. MENU → (Setup) → Sound Option → Audio signals → Off or On:w/o shutter

    NOTES:

    • When using the electronic shutter, be careful not to violate the subject’s privacy or rights when using their likeness. Use these functions on your own responsibility.
    • When using the electronic shutter, you can't use the flash. In addition, some other features can't be used with these two functions, and restrictions apply to their use. For details, refer to the article Are there any restrictions on the use of the electronic shutter?.

    For models not listed above

    You can't turn off the shutter sound on models equipped with a mechanical shutter. The following models also emit an electronic sound to enhance the operational feel, which can't be turned off either.

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