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OMD noise from camera.


20 Sep 2012 11:20AM
I have a sort of humming noise emitting from my Olympus OMD. Anyone know what that's all about?

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bppowell 12 2.1k 2 England
20 Sep 2012 11:30AM
I was worried about that at first but was reaasued that it is normal for this camera.
Pete e2
13 18.5k 96 England
20 Sep 2012 11:39AM
I find it quite annoying in quiet places, but it is normal. It's part of the IS system, although it still makes the noise when IS is switched off. IThe noise goes when you shoot video.
mdpontin 10 6.0k Scotland
20 Sep 2012 11:46AM
It's normal, and doesn't bother me in the slightest.
20 Sep 2012 12:23PM
thanks for that as long as it's normal I can live with it. Nice piece of kit by the way.
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
20 Sep 2012 12:28PM
The camera has acquired a nickname: The Hummingbird. Smile

The sound produced by the camera is caused by the 5-axis IS which is active even when IS is turned off, to ensure that the sensor stays in the center of the image circle.
20 Sep 2012 12:49PM
After a while you don't even notice it Grin
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
20 Sep 2012 12:56PM

Quote:After a while you don't even notice it Grin


Absolutely. I'd forgotten all about it until this thread! Smile

As Pete says, in video mode the noise goes away - so no worries about it recording on the audio track.
User_Removed 10 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2012 10:11PM
Does that suggest that IS doesn't work in video mode?
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
20 Sep 2012 10:18PM
Is works very well in video mode Chris.

https://vimeo.com/46037469
justin c 10 4.5k 36 England
20 Sep 2012 11:00PM
Cool video Smile. I enjoyed that.
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
20 Sep 2012 11:09PM
How you getting on with that GH2
justin c 10 4.5k 36 England
20 Sep 2012 11:28PM
Ok thanks Paul. Not had much time to really try it out properly yet, but first impressions are very favourable and I'm looking forward to getting properly acquainted with it over the coming weeks. Smile
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
20 Sep 2012 11:46PM
There should be plenty of stuff on vimeo regarding the GH2, I think you will enjoy it.
User_Removed 10 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2012 12:08AM
Why does it make a noise in still mode if the IS works without making a noise in video mode?

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