Silent shutter - No Electronic Option On Canon M5

by Terry/Terence
(Birmingham, UK)

Canon M5 Program Dial

Canon M5 Program Dial

"Hi Bruce,

It's been a while since I posted on here, mainly due to family issues! Anyway, I'd just like to let you know how pleased I am with the Canon EOS M5, it really is a top class mirrorless camera, and the IQ is fantastic. However, I must mention the "Shutter Sound" It's not as loud as other Canon cameras admittedly, but you can hear it! And so can certain subjects that will make candid shots that more difficult to pull off.
I was just wondering if anyone else has come across this issue? And if so could Canon rectify this?

All the best,

Hi Terrence,

Glad you're digging the Canon M5 mirrorless. Both the M5 and the Canon EOS M50 have done well for Canon and have been well received by Canon shooters. I have not heard much in terms of grumblings about the loudness of the sound of the shutter with the M5.

The Canon M5 Mechanical Shutter

The sound of the shutter may have a hollow sound to it as the M5 body is made of polycarbonate and will have a different sound than a metal camera body would produce. The shutter is mechanical. There is no electronic option and will make noise at the end of the exposure, compared to the silence of a fully electronic shutter.

Good to hear from you!

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