Mechanical Noise

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by richiebee, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. richiebee

    richiebee Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 26, 2010
    St. John's, NL, Canada
    Specifically for the Panasonic G10, but I think it will apply to the four thirds technology in general -

    Is there any mechanical noise when the shutter is pressed like there is with an SLR?

    I will likely be taking concert photographs (classical) where any camera noise would be a nuisance...


  2. Carlarm

    Carlarm Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 24, 2010
    Yes, the focal plane shutter makes mechanical noise when a photo is taken with any micro-four/thirds camera. But not nearly as loud as an SLR with a mirror that must first flip up. If your SLR allows mirror lock-up this probably approximates the amount of sound it makes.

    Digital cameras with a non-removal lens have a leaf shutter whose noise is almost too little to hear.
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