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Old Feb 1, 2005, 7:46 PM   #11
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Even with all the sounds turned off, I can still hear a little click from the mechanical shutter in the camera. Also on long exposures, after the shutter closes it will say "Busy..." while it's capturing the dark frame for stuck pixel noise reduction.

Also, Larry, how do you get the self-timer sound even with mute on? I can't have ANY sounds with mute on (except the aforementioned mechanical shutter)
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Old Feb 1, 2005, 9:32 PM   #12
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Thanks for the info guys. I muted all sounds and can indeed hearalow audible click in the camera -- I think this will do me fine (my main concern is that the beep will alert animals as I approach them in my kayak -- considering that I'm generally paddling in very quite surroundings, I should have little problem hearing the soft shutter click). Thanks very much again for your input.

Incidentally, I heard back from Canon. Here's what they returned to me:

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Thank you for your E-mail inquiry.

Unfortunately it is not possible to disable the Auto-focus assist beam on
the PowerShot S1 IS.


I apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused you.

Should you require further assistance, please feel free to email us or
visit our customer support website at
http://www.canon.ca


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I thought that the S1 didn't have an auto-focus assist beam?

Anyway, I've sent them another e-mail using smaller words (:-)) -- I'll let you know what they reply with.

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Old Feb 2, 2005, 2:17 PM   #13
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J5 wrote:
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Thanks for the info guys. I muted all sounds and can indeed hear a low audible click in the camera -- I think this will do me fine (my main concern is that the beep will alert animals as I approach them in my kayak -- considering that I'm generally paddling in very quite surroundings, I should have little problem hearing the soft shutter click). Thanks very much again for your input.

Incidentally, I heard back from Canon. Here's what they returned to me:

Quote:
Thank you for your E-mail inquiry.

Unfortunately it is not possible to disable the Auto-focus assist beam on
the PowerShot S1 IS.


I apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused you.

Should you require further assistance, please feel free to email us or
visit our customer support website at
http://www.canon.ca


:?


I thought that the S1 didn't have an auto-focus assist beam?

Anyway, I've sent them another e-mail using smaller words (:-)) -- I'll let you know what they reply with.

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lol I have no idea what this auto-focus assist beam is, because S1 IS doens't have one
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Old Feb 2, 2005, 4:28 PM   #14
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No, the camera does not have an auto-focus beam.

I did hear back from Canon yesterday and was told that unfortunately, there is no option to turn off the focus beep without turning off all camera sounds. They did offer an apology for not being able to help.

My question has been answered. Thanks to everyone who posted suggestions here and to Canon for replying back to be so quickly on both of my e-mails.

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Old Feb 4, 2005, 11:05 AM   #15
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I have no idea how it worked, because after playing around with it that day, it longer works. I am a confused????

Anyhoo, I specifically remember trying to focus, hearing no sound. then pressing the timer button and hearing that sound. Now i hear no sounds again...

oh well, I know my may aroud that menu pretty fast now anyway..
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