X-E2 creaking sound when pressing the 'DISP BACK' button

Started Mar 7, 2016 | Discussions thread
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David Zamora
David Zamora Regular Member • Posts: 180
X-E2 creaking sound when pressing the 'DISP BACK' button

I just want to make sure this isn't a common problem and that I just happened to get a lemon.

I just received a brand new X-E2 today and it's gorgeous. Shoots great, handles nicely. So, I start pressing all of the buttons on the back because I was so enthralled with the quality 'clicky' sounds. I get to the very bottom 'DISP BACK' button and once I click it, that entire bottom portion of the back panel makes a cheap, plasticky creaking sound. I thought the button just needed some working it, but wasn't the button, it's the panel section around the button that is making the ugly sound.

I was pretty surprised at seeing this, considering how these are hand-made in Japan (I've seen all of the cool factory tour vids). Anyway, has anyone else had this problem? Is this a known issue with this particular model? Or, did I just get unlucky? Still very surprising considering the amount of QA that goes into these cameras.

Here's a video I took so that you can hear the wonderful orchestra of plasticky creaking overtures.


I've already requested to have it exchanged from Adorama, but if it's a common/known issue, I'll probably just hang on to it.

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