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Benjamin_T
04-21-2007, 03:19 AM
Click on each link and listen to the shutter sound of the various dSLR cameras, most notably the shutter sound recording of the Sony Alpha dSLR-A100, Pentax K10D, Nikon D80, Canon EOS 30D, and the Canon EOS 400D.

After listening to all the shutter sound recordings, please vote the one you like the most in the poll above. :)

All links belongs to www.dpreview.com.

Enjoy!

The Sony Alpha dSLR-A100 and Canon EOS 350D >>>

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/SonyDSLRA100/Samples/Audio/a100_jpegraw-350d_jpegraw.mp3

The Nikon D80 >>>

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/NikonD80/Samples/Audio/d80-jpeg-fine.mp3

Nikon D40 >>>

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/NikonD40/Samples/Audio/d40-jpeg-fine.mp3

Nikon D200 and Canon EOS 5D >>>

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/NikonD200/Samples/Audio/jpeg-d200-eos5d.mp3

Nikon D50, Nikon D70s, and the Canon EOS 350D >>>

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/NikonD50/Samples/Audio/d50-d70s-350d-jpeg.mp3

Olympus EVOLT E-500 and the Canon EOS 350D >>>

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/OlympusE500/Samples/Audio/e50018-350std-e50014-350dfine.mp3

The Canon EOS 400D >>>

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/CanonEOS400D/Samples/Audio/eos400d.mp3

The Canon EOS 30D >>>

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/CanonEOS30D/Samples/Audio/eos30d-jpeg(std-fine).mp3

The Pentax K10D >>>

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/PentaxK10D/Samples/Audio/k10djpegfine.mp3

Pentax K100D >>>

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/PentaxK100D/Samples/Audio/k100d-jpeg-fine.mp3

Panasonic DMC-L1 >>>

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/PanasonicDMCL1/Samples/Audio/dmcl1-jpeg-fine.mp3

Which one sounded the most horrible in your opinion? :)

EDIT: Sorry, I have forgotten to create the poll! Never mind, try voting by stating the one you like the best and the one you think is the most horrible sounding! ;)

Rooz
04-21-2007, 03:31 AM
lol this is a new one.

fionndruinne
04-21-2007, 03:52 AM
Hey, interesting, nice idea. These are generally nice recordings, though I've got to point out that they're not all of equal quality; there's some variation in how "full" the sound is, probably a result of recording facing different locations of the camera, and thus getting soundwaves which are affected by different objects.

I love that nice soft shutter of the D80; incidentally that's exactly how the D40 sounds in real life; actually the D40 recording sounds virtually identical, just captured a less full sound. So I'll go with the D80 as my favorite. The Sony Alpha is a close second: very crisp, but just a little too sharp.

... although... I must admit the sound of the D200 machine-gunning away is quite titillating.

As for my least favorite, well, I hate the post-shutter "wheeze". I'd probably have to go with the Panasonic, although the Pentax K10D is also slightly sharp, could be an annoyance.

Heheh... these are fun.

Rooz
04-21-2007, 04:03 AM
have you ever heard the 1D going at 10fps ? now THAT'S a shutter sound.:eek:

Benjamin_T
04-21-2007, 04:13 AM
Thanks guys. :)

I personally like the shutter release sound of the Sony Alpha dSLR-A100 and the Canon EOS 5D the best. (Though I preferred the louder slap of the Sony Alpha A100's mirror - both are just as cool to my ears. :cool: )

I think that the shutter sound recordings are pretty accurate. The Olympus EVOLT E-500 sounded just as it is in the real life, though not as loud depending on speakers setting...So are the Canons' - they sounded just like in real.

I think that the Pentax sounded awful though (Both of them). ;)

I wish I could also post the shutter sound release of my Nikon F100 35mm SLR in here; it really sounds like the Canon EOS 5D's shutter release in here. (My Nikon F100 does 4.5fps. ;) )

Norm in Fujino
04-21-2007, 04:15 AM
Unfortunately, what is probably the quietest one of all is missing; the Oly E-1.

Benjamin_T
04-21-2007, 04:49 AM
have you ever heard the 1D going at 10fps ? now THAT'S a shutter sound.:eek:

Frankly, I didn't dared to attempt those!! :eek:

I am not ready for that kind of performance level yet.

:D


Unfortunately, what is probably the quietest one of all is missing; the Oly E-1.

Oh, unfortunately I don't think dpreview had a recording of that. :)

BTW, just now the forums seems to have got stuck. :P

cdifoto
04-21-2007, 05:34 AM
My 1D's are music to my ears. That's all I need to know. :) Only 8.5 FPS though, not 10.

Rooz
04-21-2007, 05:43 AM
for those of us that DON"T own the 1D.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8h2AMllP0Y

cdifoto
04-21-2007, 05:47 AM
for those of us that DON"T own the 1D.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8h2AMllP0Y

I can't afford

A) The camera
B) The memory cards
C) The hard drive space

necessary to own and operate that camera. :(

Rooz
04-21-2007, 05:50 AM
I can't afford

A) The camera
B) The memory cards
C) The hard drive space

necessary to own and operate that camera. :(

f*ck that, i felt my wallet gettin lighter just from watchin the damn video. :D

cdifoto
04-21-2007, 05:51 AM
I'll get one next year when there isn't a "new item" price premium on 'em.

ander75it
05-17-2007, 12:58 PM
Chasseur d'Images ran this very comparison a few months ago... The best votes were had by EOS 5d, Leica M7 / MP, Oly E330.