My OM-D is noisy!

Started Mar 31, 2012 | Discussions thread
Jogger
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i bet its the new IS
In reply to Chris_in_Osaka, Mar 31, 2012

When you switch the IS off, you are just making it inactive and telling the sensor to become locked in position.

But, the sensor is essentially floating and connected to the body by actuators, etc. So, even in this locked position, it requires power to maintain that fixed position and compensate for being thrown out of centering by camera movement.

The new 5 axis mechanism may be the culprit.

Chris_in_Osaka wrote:

As I posted before, I picked up my OM-D this morning.

The batteries are charged and am now trying it out.

Here is what I notice right off the bat. My OM-D has a constant electrical hum. Kind of like a hard drive, fan, or O.I.S. stabilization system.

It's not the new lens since I've switched it to another and the hum continues. Switched off the I.S. and still noise.

Any ideas?

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