ZV-1 Strange Shutter Noise

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Re: ZV-1 Strange Shutter Noise

Lindsay D wrote:

I've just taken delivery of a ZV-1 and I'm doing some initial test shots. I've noticed a strange sound when I trip the shutter - it's a brief metallic 'ping' which sounds a bit like a small spring recoiling.

Why is that strange or surprising?  It's exactly what you expect a leaf shutter to sound like.

I was wondering if other ZV-1 owners wouldn't mind listening closely to their cameras to see if they can detect anything similar. I have quite sensitive hearing and in a silent room I can notice it from normal hand holding distance. It's more audible the closer I put my ear to the camera.

Yes, but why is that surprising?  It's exactly what is expected.  What did you expect to hear?

If you don't like it, you can force the use of the completely silent eShutter, but that has some disadvantages.

Opinions would be appreciated.

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