Article ID : 00200350 / Last Modified : 02/07/2024Print

Can I turn off the shutter sound of my Alpha camera?

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

    Models with the Silent Shooting function

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

    • If your model is an 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 ShootingOn
    • If your model is an ILCE-1, ILCE-9M3, ILCE-6700, ILCE-7SM3, ILCE-7M4, ILCE-7RM5, ILCE-7CM2, ILCE-7CR, ZV-E1, ILME-FX3 or ILME-FX30:
      MENU(Shooting) → Shutter/SilentSilent Mode SettingsSilent ModeOn

    Notes: :

    • Be careful not to violate the subject’s privacy or right to usage of their likeness. Use these functions on your responsibility.
    • You can't use the flash. In addition, other features can't be used with these two functions, and some restrictions on their use. For details, refer to the Restrictions when using the Silent Shooting feature of my camera article.

    Models with the Audio Signal Volume function

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

    • If your model is an an ILCE-9M3
      MENU → (Setup) → Sound OptionAudio Signal Volume0

    Models with an electronic shutter

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

    • If your model is an an ILCE-9 or ILCE-9M2:
      1. MENU(Camera Settings2) → Shutter TypeElectronic Shut.
      2. MENU(Camera Settings2) → Audio signalsOff or On: other than e-shut
    • If your model is an an ILCE-7SM3, ILCE-7M4, ILCE-7RM5 or ILME-FX3:
      MENU(Shooting) → Shutter/SilentShutter TypeElectronic Shutter
    • If your model is an an ILCE-1:
      1. MENU(Shooting) → Shutter/SilentShutter TypeElectronic Shutter
      2. MENU(Setup) → Sound OptionAudio signalsOff or On: w/o shutter

    Notes: :

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

    Models that are not listed above

    For models that are equipped with a mechanical shutter, you can't turn off the shutter sound. In addition to the mechanical shutter sound, the following models also emit an electronic sound to enhance the operational feel. Unfortunately, you can't turn off the electronic sound either.

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