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Do all compact cameras now allow turning-off any unnecessary noise, like shutter sounds and startup sounds?

I mean cameras like Panasonic Lumix, Canon IXUS, Canon Powershot, Nikon Coolpix, etc, and noise which is deliberately played rather than being caused by motors etc.

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I imagine some cheaper cameras occasionally leave off options like this, but I'm not sure searching for examples is really practically useful. Wouldn't it be better to just double-check that any camera you're actually interested in has the ability to be silent? –  mattdm May 21 '11 at 13:13
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Additionally, this is a very short term useful answer. –  rfusca May 21 '11 at 18:09
    
The shutter sound is a requirement in some countries afaik. –  wildpeaks Aug 4 '11 at 16:45
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closed as not a real question by mattdm, Itai, rfusca, Jay Lance Photography, Evan Krall May 22 '11 at 2:06

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