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03-30-2012, 12:58 PM   #1
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K-r Shutter sound

Iím considering buying the K-r but am uncertain because of the loudness of the shutter. I was wondering if anyone has had any bad experiences with the camera being too loud and disruptive during a event, gathering, etc.

03-30-2012, 01:10 PM   #2
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K-r = OK ...


I do not find that the K-r shutter is overly disruptive ... and I shot quite a bit with it until I upgraded to a K-7 and now a K-5.

I have never read in the French photo press any negative comments on the shutter noise ... all that given its "entry-level" position, price point, etc.

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If you want a quieter one, go for the k5- but the kr isn't bad at all!
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I haven't scared away any birds, deer or bear with my K-x.

03-30-2012, 01:47 PM   #5
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As a K-r owner myself, I'll politely disagree with the previous posts. The shutter is loud. It's definitely not plug-your-ears loud, but it's obtrusive enough to be quite annoying even at family gatherings. You'll get one stealthy shot, but thereafter, everyone in the room (the house) knows that pictures are being taken. I would absolutely not use it at a symphony concert, for example. But it still takes great pix.
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I agree with ofer, the K-r shutter is pretty loud. Youll be fine shooting with it but people within earshot will know (maybe not everyone in the house ). It is a really good camera though. The K-5 is almost silent by comparision.

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