X-T1 - First experience with a Fuji camera. Is this noise normal?

Started Apr 26, 2014 | Questions thread
Chad Hardy
Chad Hardy Senior Member • Posts: 1,192
Re: X-T1 - First experience with a Fuji camera. Is this noise normal?

Xesko wrote:

Hi all,

I'm new to the forum, and new also to Fuji cameras. I normally use Canon DSLRs and never found this issue there (if it's really an issue...). I apologise if this is a trivial question, but again my experience is very limited at the moment with this camera (1 hour?). Searched in the forum but couldn't find this being asked.

I just got an X-T1, with the 18-55 kit lens. Trying Aperture priority. Pre-AF is OFF. ISO 200. If I aim the camera to somewhere and then move it to aim to a different place with a contrast difference, I can hear like a mechanical noise going on al the time until I get the camera more steady. IS on the lens is off too. What's that noise about? I'm not half-pressing the shutter button, so the camera shouldn't be trying to focus or anything. As far as I understand, nothing mechanical should be happening there but I might very well be wrong. Is this normal? what causes it? Can it be avoided?

Thanks a lot for your help!

I hadn't noticed until you asked.  I held my ear up to it.  It is just the gyros motors for the OIS, at least that is all I hear.  No worries.   I have had mine for over a year (the 1855), no issues.

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