Shutter sounds of D800 vs 5D3
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Jorge Torralba
Registered: May 16, 2007
Total Posts: 2478
Country: United States

Don't know if this post has any value to it. But, here I go.

I picked up the D800 today and as expected, it's a pretty hefty well build camera. The shutter actually sound a little more solid than that of the D700. I also played with the 5D3. It looks much nicer than the previous versions. However, the shutter on the 5D3 has to be the worst sounding shutter I have ever heard. On continuous shooting, it sounds like an old Smith Corona typewritter at 60 words per minute. I kid you not. it was horrible. What is obvious is that Nikon puts just as much effort into their prosumer camera as their pro. Whereas Canon, really distinguish their pro from prosumer.



Gregory.Rotter
Registered: Oct 13, 2008
Total Posts: 2338
Country: Greece

^ Its words like that, that will get you flamed lol, you do get the odd canon user passing through round here.

IMHO, the 5D's all look pretty much the same tbh, as i'm sure they think of our D200/D300,D800 (apart from the prism bulge), look the same too.



thedruid
Registered: Dec 01, 2004
Total Posts: 1494
Country: United States

The D700 has the worst sounding shutter I've ever heard, it's loud and ugly!!!!



Gregory.Rotter
Registered: Oct 13, 2008
Total Posts: 2338
Country: Greece

^ . Told you they'd come a knockin



mikesrc
Registered: May 02, 2009
Total Posts: 379
Country: United States

Mine sound like slaming the tail gate on a Ford pickup



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 5961
Country: United States

Jorge Torralba wrote:
Don't know if this post has any value to it. But, here I go.

I picked up the D800 today and as expected, it's a pretty hefty well build camera. The shutter actually sound a little more solid than that of the D700. I also played with the 5D3. It looks much nicer than the previous versions. However, the shutter on the 5D3 has to be the worst sounding shutter I have ever heard. On continuous shooting, it sounds like an old Smith Corona typewritter at 60 words per minute. I kid you not. it was horrible. What is obvious is that Nikon puts just as much effort into their prosumer camera as their pro. Whereas Canon, really distinguish their pro from prosumer.


The loudness of the shutter on the D700 is one of it's significant drawbacks for me - how loud was the D800 compared to the D700 for sound level for a single shutter actuation?

John



chris129
Registered: Apr 22, 2009
Total Posts: 191
Country: Australia


I have a d700 and have to agree - I think the shutter is very loud. hope the d800 is quieter!



Arka
Registered: Jun 13, 2003
Total Posts: 10668
Country: United States

The D700 is incredibly loud, and doesn't sound all that great.

Arka C.



Kittyk
Registered: Apr 29, 2009
Total Posts: 4405
Country: Germany

D700 was bad, D800, especially on quiet mode, is very close to D300s, only little deeper tone.



Hrow
Registered: Oct 19, 2004
Total Posts: 5332
Country: United States

This just too easy, must show civility and restraint.



Hrow
Registered: Oct 19, 2004
Total Posts: 5332
Country: United States

Aw, F it, the D700 shutter sounds like a mouse having its legs pulled off by a cat. Now I feel better!



Bruce Sawle
Registered: Sep 26, 2006
Total Posts: 4165
Country: United States

Never paid much attention to any of my cameras shutter sounds. It must be the loss of hearing due to large family or my selective hearing in play .



Nathan Padgett
Registered: Oct 22, 2007
Total Posts: 611
Country: United States

I've had different D700's that all sound a little different. Generally I don't mind them being a little loud expect in very quite situations.



Chris Ventura
Registered: Aug 05, 2003
Total Posts: 913
Country: United States

I personally think the K-5 has the nicest shutter I have ever heard. :-)



trenchmonkey
Registered: Oct 22, 2004
Total Posts: 35389
Country: United States

The old 10D was a sweet one, too.



Rodolfo Paiz
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
Total Posts: 9737
Country: United States

My camera can burp, creak, or croak like a frog for all I care...



Dan1
Registered: Apr 28, 2005
Total Posts: 362
Country: Canada

Found these on youtube, continuous one continuous two silent mode Won't really demonstrate how loud it is of course, but it gives you an idea of the character.



tuantran
Registered: Oct 26, 2006
Total Posts: 204
Country: United States

Does it sound different for people of different region or ethnicity? I know that people here in US describes the sound of frog make differently than people from UK.

Maybe we can change the wav file for the camera?



shoenberg3
Registered: Jan 12, 2010
Total Posts: 648
Country: United States

tuantran wrote:

Maybe we can change the wav file for the camera?

I certainly hope you are joking

It is very funny either way.



gilead
Registered: Jul 27, 2009
Total Posts: 415
Country: Canada

Love the sound of my D700, it's the closest you can come to owning a gun here in Canada.



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