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02-04-2014, 12:28 PM   #16
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Great comparison. One of the "plus" on my list when I upgraded to the k5II was the shutter sound compared to the K-x I owned. So much softer.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
Now add a K-r: Chip-cap-klang!
I love how the K-3 seems so quiet when I compare it to my K-r. The K-3 is almost in stealth mode. When I used my K-r to shoot wildlife the shutter sound would scare off whatever I was trying to capture. In comparison the K-3 isn't even noticed.
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Did the cameras in your test have lenses attached and if so, were they the same three lenses?
No I used a body cap to make sure all things were equal.
The overall volume would be reduced with some lenses, but the comparative levels would stay the same.
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It's always great when I'm taking a photo of, say, a lizard, with my K-30, and I press the shutter, 'whoops that's too overexposed!', look through the viewfinder again, 'hey where's that little bugger gone???' It tends to scare animals, unfortunately, but I do like hearing the shutter sound, as long as it doesn't scare my photo oppurtunity away.

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My K10D shutter almost sounds like a 6 bullet revolver being fired one by one. K3 is like the tight slap of my mathematics teacher on getting low grades. It didnt sound like a slap but it sure used to be
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I went from a k10 to a k5 when I upgraded. I loved the big old almost gun cock of the k10. The k5 isnt as pleasing for some reason, but is, as everyone knows remarkably quiet. The k5 messes with a lot of the people i take pictures of because they never know I pressed the shutter.
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QuoteOriginally posted by EJMzagsfan Quote
I went from a k10 to a k5 when I upgraded. I loved the big old almost gun cock of the k10. The k5 isnt as pleasing for some reason, but is, as everyone knows remarkably quiet. The k5 messes with a lot of the people i take pictures of because they never know I pressed the shutter.
You're probably the only person I've ever heard liking the explosively loud shutter sounds of the older bodies.
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You're probably the only person I've ever heard liking the explosively loud shutter sounds of the older bodies.
Ha!
Does no one else like the big reassuring thwacks?

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Ha! Does no one else like the big reassuring thwacks?
No way! I love the dampened, ninja click of the K-5 and K-3. Just during this conversation I picked up my *ist DS and fired off a few shots. It sounds like a sound byte from a sward fight. I'm surprised nobody ran for cover when I used to take shots in with it in public.
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Well just going by the db meter the K-5 wins and going by just my ears it sounds softer too.
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