How can I turn off the loud sound my D3100 produces when I take a photograph?

  • Nikon D3100 produces sound when I take the photograph. The sound is loud and attention grabbing.

    What is the term for this particular sound, and how can I turn it off?

  • Itai

    Itai Correct answer

    9 years ago

    Just use the Quiet Drive mode on your D3100. It is marked by a Q.

    What you hear is the Mirror-Slap and cannot be removed completely unless you change to a mirrorless camera which are extremely quiet. The Nikon 1 J1 for example is ultra-quiet because it does not have a mechanical shutter either, which is the other noise the D3100 does.

    To use the Quiet mode, press the shutter has you take the shot and it will do so more slowly than usual. Then, release it slowly, maybe a few seconds later when there is more ambient noise. This reduced the noise from the mirror since it moves slower.

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