To enable the electronic shutter during live view photography, muting the shutter and eliminating the vibrations it produces, select [On] for [Silent live view photography] in the photo shooting menu. Use for landscapes, still lifes, and other static subjects.

Silent Live View Photography
  • Selecting [On] for [Silent live view photography] does not completely silence the camera. Camera sounds may still be audible, for example during autofocus or aperture adjustment, in the latter case most noticeably at apertures smaller (i.e., at f-numbers higher) than f/5.6.

  • During silent live view, you may notice the following in the display. These phenomena will also be visible in the final pictures.

    • Flicker or banding in scenes lit by such sources as fluorescent, mercury vapor, or sodium lamps

    • Distortion associated with motion (individual subjects such as trains or cars moving at high speed through the frame may be distorted, or the entire frame may appear distorted when the camera is panned horizontally)

    • Jagged edges, color fringing, moiré, and bright spots in the display

    • Bright regions or bands in scenes lit by flashing signs and other intermittent light sources or when the subject is briefly illuminated by a strobe or other bright, momentary light source

  • Selecting [On] for [Silent live view photography] mutes the shutter, but this does not absolve photographers of the need to respect their subjects’ privacy and image rights.

Silent Photography

Selecting [On] for [Silent live view photography] disables some camera features, including:

  • ISO sensitivities of Hi 0.3 through Hi 2

  • Flash photography

  • Long exposure noise reduction

  • Flicker reduction

Silent Burst Photography

Custom Setting d13 [Live view in continuous mode] controls whether the monitor remains on during burst photography in silent mode.