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Old Dec 27, 2005, 9:05 PM   #1
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I am a news reporter who takes pictures in places where a loud "click" is unacceptable. I am on the upgrade path and considering a point and shoot or DSLR. How loud is the *ist DS? For comparison, the Canon 20D is LOUD. Thanks.
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Old Dec 27, 2005, 9:17 PM   #2
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I am a news reporter who takes pictures in places where a loud "click" is unacceptable. I am on the upgrade path and considering a point and shoot or DSLR. How loud is the *ist DS? For comparison, the Canon 20D is LOUD. Thanks.
I dunno about Pentax, but from everything else I've read, the Olympus E-1 has the quiestest mirror/shutter sound of the bunch in your current price range (mostly Canon-Nikon comparisons).


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Old Dec 28, 2005, 3:46 AM   #3
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I am not sure about coparing the DS with other DSLRs but I recently went back to an old Pentax MG SLR and was amazed at the noise of the older camera.

It may be the larger body full of electronics helps muffle the sound.
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Old Dec 28, 2005, 5:21 AM   #4
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I am a news reporter who takes pictures in places where a loud "click" is unacceptable. I am on the upgrade path and considering a point and shoot or DSLR. How loud is the *ist DS? For comparison, the Canon 20D is LOUD. Thanks.
to me the ist is pretty load.. i really can't give you a comprison to others tho. i do know that i was recently around someone using a minolta film slr that was so quiet i could not hear it. what their dslr's are like like i don't know..
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If you want a totally quiet camera check out the new Sony R1, while not a true slr, it apparentely does not make a sound, not even the slightest peep. Ken
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