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Madhatter58
20 Sep 2012 - 11:20 AM

I have a sort of humming noise emitting from my Olympus OMD. Anyone know what that's all about?

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bppowell
bppowell  122127 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2012 - 11:30 AM

I was worried about that at first but was reaasued that it is normal for this camera.

Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318456 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2012 - 11:39 AM

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.

Last Modified By Pete at 20 Sep 2012 - 11:39 AM
mdpontin
mdpontin  106016 forum posts Scotland
20 Sep 2012 - 11:46 AM

It's normal, and doesn't bother me in the slightest.

Madhatter58
20 Sep 2012 - 12:23 PM

thanks for that as long as it's normal I can live with it. Nice piece of kit by the way.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139544 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2012 - 12:28 PM

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.

RoyChilds
RoyChilds e2 Member 656 forum postsRoyChilds vcard England
20 Sep 2012 - 12:49 PM

After a while you don't even notice it Grin

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139544 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2012 - 12:56 PM


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
20 Sep 2012 - 10:11 PM

Does that suggest that IS doesn't work in video mode?

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315616 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2012 - 10:18 PM

Is works very well in video mode Chris.

https://vimeo.com/46037469

Last Modified By Paul Morgan at 20 Sep 2012 - 10:22 PM
justin c
justin c  104534 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2012 - 11:00 PM

Cool video Smile. I enjoyed that.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315616 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2012 - 11:09 PM

How you getting on with that GH2

justin c
justin c  104534 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2012 - 11:28 PM

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

Last Modified By justin c at 20 Sep 2012 - 11:28 PM
Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315616 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2012 - 11:46 PM

There should be plenty of stuff on vimeo regarding the GH2, I think you will enjoy it.

User_Removed
21 Sep 2012 - 12:08 AM

Why does it make a noise in still mode if the IS works without making a noise in video mode?

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