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02-03-2014, 03:57 PM - 6 Likes   #1
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Shutter Sound Level Comparison K-30, K-5, K-3

Short video comparison sound levels of shutters of these three cameras.
K-5 is quietest of the three tested.


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wow - great job ....
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K-5 wins..
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Now add a K-r: Chip-cap-klang!

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That K3 keeps going like the bunny. Thank`s for the video.
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Yeah, well my K-3 feels like it sounds like it's quieter than my old K-5
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My favorite shutter sound is from the K-01. Sounds like a slot machine. Like I just might win something. And sometimes I win a beautiful photograph
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I was contemplating picking up a T3i/600D to play with Magic Lantern until I heard the shutter sound


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Yes great comparison! Thank you for doing and sharing it!
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My k-x sounds like a little toy gun. Rat-a-tat-tat!
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Awesome... sounds like noisy lifters (first 20 seconds)

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QuoteOriginally posted by dansamy Quote
My k-x sounds like a little toy gun. Rat-a-tat-tat!
I just upgraded from a K-x to a K-50 and I have to say that the shutter is a bit quieter, if only because the WR seals may muffle the sound a bit. It's not a huge difference but it is definitely a bit quieter than the loud K-x shutter.
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Thanks for the likes folks.
When the K-3 came out I was hopeful it would be even quieter than the K-5, since one of the features touted was the new shutter damping mechanism.
Now I know that if I have to shoot in a quiet theater or church, the K-5 will be the better choice.
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Awesome... sounds like noisy lifters (first 20 seconds)
I had a Mitsubishi that sounded just like that!
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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
Thanks for the likes folks.
When the K-3 came out I was hopeful it would be even quieter than the K-5, since one of the features touted was the new shutter damping mechanism.
Now I know that if I have to shoot in a quiet theater or church, the K-5 will be the better choice.
Did the cameras in your test have lenses attached and if so, were they the same three lenses?
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