Quiet APS-C DSLRs?

Jan 15, 2019
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The shutter/mirror actions of my 20D, 60D and SL1 are pretty loud. Are there any Canon APS-C DSLR models that are appreciably quieter?

I know some of the full-frame models, like my 6D, are much better-behaved in that respect. But for this question I'm interested specifically in APS-C. Also not interested in mirrorless (M or R) here - just APS-C DSLRs.

Those of you who've had experience with multiple Canon APS-C DSLRs, what say ye?
 

Don Haines

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The 7D2 in "silent" shutter mode is fairly good. Much better than and of the FF DSLR's I have tried, but then again, with only half the mirror size, it is easier to make it quiet.

Certainly quieter than the 30D, 50D, and the 60D. I can not say about the 70D or 80D.
 

Mt Spokane Photography

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If you want a silent shutter with a DSLR, use them in live view mode, then they work similar to mirrorless, the mirror is up, shutter open, and just closes for a moment after you take the shot, same as EOS R.

The silent shutter mode is similar, but I prefer live view.
 

JBSF

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I've used 60D and own 7D and 7D mark II. Even in normal shutter mode (i.e., not silent), the 7D mark II is much quieter than the other two. I haven't used it in silent mode.
 
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Thanks, Don. I don't use the "silent single" drive mode on my 6D much, as the regular "single" mode is already pretty subdued. If I could match even that with an APS-C camera as well, I'd be a happy camper.

Burst rate isn't a concern - I'm strictly one-exposure-at-a-time, don't use the "continuous" drive modes at all.
 
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