I'm starting this thread hoping that someone in Nokia will hear it and take action.
In some countries (Australia is one) the N8 Firmware has been altered so that when you take a photo the camera must make one of it's cheezy click noises.
It's pointless on the N8. The red LED is so bright that it can be blinding and it is terribly obvious that a photo is being taken. The phone even looks like many modern hand held cameras, and the camera even has a REAL shutter sound and doesn't need a fake sound addition.
So mr N8 firmware engineer at Nokia please hear this and remove the compulsory camera sounds from the firmware and enable the "off" setting under camera sounds for everyone.
Yeah - I got my phone whilst in Europe and can happily turn off the sound. However my friends here in Australia have the restriction and it has existed on Australian Nokias for a long long time (many models for the last xxxx years).
I'm doubting an email to Nokia will get far - most of my friends in Australia think that it is a universal restriction and they won't say anything. One voice would be ignored.
I'm afraid that if it is a legal requirement for mobile phones to have a shutter sound
when taking photos in Australia, there is not much Nokia can do about it. No matter how much you ask them.
As an experiment, you could try putting your phone in silent profile and see if that disables the shutter sounds, as it does on my N8 in the UK.
All the best.
From the Camera OPTIONS - SETTINGS - CAPTURE-TONE - OFF
I think that option may have been added on PR1.1
Go to PROFILES (select your active profile e.g. GENERAL) Personalise
set WARNING TONES - OFF
It isn't a legal requirement in Australia. There are other phones which don't make the sound (one example is iPhone on silent). I think this should be reviewed by Nokia, it makes an awesome camera seem cheap.
Also to answer the other question it hasn't been added in PR1.1 - it is a regional firmware thing, i.e. Australia has it's own variation that causes the restriction.
After all what fool would consider trying to secretly take a photo with an N8 when it has a super bright flash that will fire in random situations (face detection etc) and a red LED so intensely bright?
As far as I'm aware it is a legal requirement in Japan - the iPhone even makes a camera noise on silent in Japan. But you may find that the N8 LED and manual shutter sound probably even covers their legal requirement, except for the forward facing camera but the restriction could apply to that camera only.
P.S. one finger over the speaker and it is silent anyway - what good does it do.
is it just me or does nobody else worry about such a small thing like this? Can i ask what the big deal is,having a camera sound on your phone?
Okay maybe it is just one of my irks. Maybe it is a small thing but if it was gone the experience would be more polished, and it would seem more like a decent camera. I find the sound intrusive and that is the part annoys me.
Doesn't it annoy you if you are at a wedding or something and you can here the cheesy digital sounds of mobile cameras - the sound is designed like a little alarm to get attention (unlike run of the mill flashes, and shutter noises) after all and I don't think the attention should be on the cameras.
No, they have not added the off mode. However, one way to decrease the annoying sound is to set the tome to camera 4 and then while taking the photo keep a finger as hard as possible on the loudspeaker just beneath the camera.
it will reduce the sound drastically.
want to remove N8 camera sound..........
just download the "PATCH".........
and install it on your phone.....
download from the network id.........
its working try it......................!
That's a good find. Wondering if anybody else in this thread has tried it, and if it works for them.