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? – Please Read My Profile 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