Sonomar Collection: Cameras

Detailed mechanical sounds from hundreds of film and digital cameras.

7,603 files10.9GB24-bit/96kHz View Sound List

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Bring definition and authenticity to your sound design with Sonomar Collection: Cameras. This expansive camera sound effects library includes pristine mechanical sounds from 250 vintage and modern cameras, including a rare 1901 model. Find shutter, button, lever, lens, and flash noises from a range of Minolta, Olympus, Canon, and Nikon cameras, both film and digital.

This comprehensive library, recorded by sound artist Martin Pinsonnault (CODA, Dallas Buyers Club) and the Sonomar team, combines Martin’s love of photography with his passion for sound design. Over the course of six months, they methodically recorded and cataloged 250 cameras, capturing subtle sounds at different speeds to cover the full mechanical range of each camera. Their efforts resulted in the largest camera sound effects library available.

These comprehensive, high quality photography sound effects, including mechanical actions like flashes, cranks, button noises, zooms, and lever squeaks, are pristinely recorded and well-isolated for easy editing and searching. Beyond lending realism to any scene with cameras, these sounds are also perfect for creative sound design. Unique sonic properties of the different cameras reflect the changes in technology over the 20th century, and the high resolution recordings are perfect for pitching and processing to add texture and character to any project.

Each sound file is embedded with rich metadata to help you find the exact sound effect you need with fast, pinpoint search. Advanced metadata fields include translated French descriptions and additional info to ensure compatibility across any database search platform such as SoundQ, Soundminer, BaseHead, Netmix, Workspace (Pro Tools), Find Tool (Media Composer), Media Bay (Nuendo), Reaper, Adobe Premiere, and beyond.

Key Features:

  • 7,603 files (10.9GB)
  • 250 cameras
    • View Sound List
    • 24-bit/96kHz WAV files
    • Descriptive embedded metadata
    • Universal Category System (UCS)  ?
    • 100% Royalty-Free

    Types of Cameras Included:

    • Box cameras
    • Disc cameras
    • Digital cameras
    • Folding cameras
    • Instant cameras
    • Panoramic cameras
    • Pocket cameras
    • Point and shoot cameras
    • Polaroid cameras
    • Professional and prosumer cameras
    • Rangefinder cameras
    • SLR cameras
    • TLR cameras
    • Flash - both Bulbs and Electronic


    Photos from the Recording Process:

    Martin Pinsonnault Sonomar Cameras
    Sonomar Cameras
    Nikon Sonomar Cameras
    Kodak Brownie Sonomar Cameras

    Included Sounds – Tags:

    Camera, shutter, flash, film, dslr, 35mm, point and shoot, slider, button, lever, zoom, lens, fisheye, self timer, picture, selfie, photography, photo shoot, Minolta, Olympus, Canon, Nikon


    • Martin Pinsonnault
    • Thomas Brodeur
    • David Tremblay