Hi I like street photography and now experimenting with shooting from the hip. It would really help if I could turn off the sound the shutter makes but I cannot work out how. Is this possible with the D3200?
Unlike the P&S cameras that have an electronic shutter, not mirror to move and a simulated shutter click, dSLRs have 2 mechanical shutters that move up and down at different times, needs to stop down the lens's iris, and mechanically move a mirror up and out of the way before the shutter leaves move. All of these subsystems create real mechanical noise just like a hammer hitting a nail but not as loud.
You can purchase "blimps" to dampen the noise but with such an odd looking camera, you might bring more attention to yourself
Sun 26-Aug-12 07:16 PM | edited Sun 26-Aug-12 07:22 PM by jpFoto
There are a couple of different ways to do it, but the easiest is use the button over the trash button to select the release mode. The top choice is single, the next is continuous, then self timer, then remote 2 second, remote and finally Q for quiet.
You can also use the bottom left button, the information/edit button, on the back of the camera and then toggle over to the release modes and do the same thing.
It's detailed on page 31 of the downloadable Reference Manual. (It's also on the CD that came with the camera, but there is no printed version with the camera.)