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Ranchie
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎03-17-2013
My Device: Z10
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Z10 Camera Shutter Sound

Hi guys,
Is there anyway of switching off the camera shutter sound in a Z10?
Not only is it annoying, it's actually quite loud when your being shown round a really nice possible wedding venue and you want to take pictures!!
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jerryg50
Posts: 1,169
Registered: ‎02-28-2009
My Device: Torch, Bold, Play Book, and Bluetooth HS-700
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Re: Z10 Camera Shutter Sound

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Apparently, since the last number of years it is illegal for phones in many countries to be sold without a shutter sound. This has to do with privacy. I am not sure, but I think this law also applies to all consumer type digital cameras. As far as I know this sound cannot be turned off.

Jerry G.
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Ranchie
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎03-17-2013
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: EE

Re: Z10 Camera Shutter Sound

Most other handsets have this feature available and certainly in the UK digital cameras have the option to switch of shutter sounds, it is a common misconception that the law requires a shutter sound.
BlackBerry should make this option available as it is the users responsibility to ensure that they are applying with all local laws
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rat-7
Posts: 1,388
Registered: ‎04-19-2011
My Device: BlackBerry Z10 + Z30 + Playbook 64
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Re: Z10 Camera Shutter Sound


Ranchie wrote:
Most other handsets have this feature available and certainly in the UK digital cameras have the option to switch of shutter sounds, it is a common misconception that the law requires a shutter sound.
BlackBerry should make this option available as it is the users responsibility to ensure that they are applying with all local laws

It is not a misconception, in Canada it is illegal to operate and camera without shutter sound

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Using the Playbook and the Z10 and the Z30 and loving them

Martin
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Ranchie
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎03-17-2013
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: EE

Re: Z10 Camera Shutter Sound

Hence my previous comment in relation to users adhering to local laws, the option to have the camera sound off would then allow users to choose. If other mobile phone companies can do it then I'm sure that BlackBerry can to
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Decoding
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎12-13-2012
My Device: Curve 8520
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Re: Z10 Camera Shutter Sound

It is all about legal issues. In Canada its illegal to take photos without the camera sound,
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Fresh_Squid
Posts: 30
Registered: ‎03-17-2013
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Re: Z10 Camera Shutter Sound

Even if it is illegal to take photos without shutter sound, I have yet to find it in the criminal code. It is most certainly not illegal to provide the option on the z-10.

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knottyrope
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Re: Z10 Camera Shutter Sound

I just use the rapid picture feature which uses a faint click

 

 

 

 

 




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Fresh_Squid
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Re: Z10 Camera Shutter Sound

Its not illegal to operate a camera without shutter sound in canada. Where did you get this information?

 

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sav22
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Registered: ‎09-25-2010
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Re: Z10 Camera Shutter Sound

The are many free apps to take care of this! Please check BB World. I gurantee you will find one.


Ranchie wrote:
Hi guys,
Is there anyway of switching off the camera shutter sound in a Z10?
Not only is it annoying, it's actually quite loud when your being shown round a really nice possible wedding venue and you want to take pictures!!

 

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