It’s odd, the effect that the sound a camera’s shutter makes when it’s fired can have on a person. It’s odder still that we require one at all, although they add them to the apps we use for the otherwise silent cameras in our phones. A good heavy *clunk* makes you confident you’ve got the shot, while others can leave you feeling a little underwhelmed.
In this video, a Fujifilm employee going by the YouTube username nycphotog2006 decided to put together the sounds of five of Fujifilm’s most popular interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras – The Fujifilm X-T1, X-T2, X-T3, the shiny new X-T4 and the video-centric X-H1.
Ncyphotog2006 admits that this is a “thoroughly unscientific sound experience”, and each of the cameras is running in burst mode, capturing the at the maximum speed possible. But the difference in sound between the different bodies is quite interesting, especially side-by-side.
There are some obvious pitch and volume differences between them, but even the quietest sounds pretty loud when compared to the secret weapon pulled out at the end; The fixed lens, leaf-shutter, Fujifilm X100V.
Have to be honest, I miss the mighty thud of the Pentax 67. What’s your favourite camera shutter sound?
[via Fuji Rumors]