My OM-D is noisy!

Started Mar 31, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP Chris_in_Osaka Veteran Member • Posts: 3,799
Oh, you're right. Still there slightly. Present in video.

CharlesTokyo wrote:

Chris_in_Osaka wrote:

I checked and when the OM-D is in video mode, whatever it is that is making the humming noise shuts down, so no need to be concerned about that.

Check again, it's still there. If we are already making a big deal about a bit of noise the IS puts out I want to make sure it's correct. Go to a quiet room, put your ear up against the LCD and start recording a video. It stops for half a second, then comes back as very quiet lower tone sound.

Really the only reason I mention is that is the people are using it as an argument it's not the IS system. Either video requires a different type of IS, or Oly is being cautious and using a more quiet mode.

Double checked it and yes, it's still there.

But it's not as loud as it is normally. Still, you can notice it when your face is up to the LCD.

Popped the SD into my laptop and played the video. I can here it. Kind of sounds like I'm listening to a high quality analogue audio tape recording. Not good for those shooting silent sequences, but not a huge issue for most recordings with normal daily sounds.

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