My OM-D is noisy!

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Bob Meyer Veteran Member • Posts: 5,375
Not your call to decide if it's a "problem"

Ii think whether it's a problem is up to each potential buyer to decide, not for you to decide. Problem or not, it's an unusual situation that no other camera seems to present. If DPR was aware of it at the time the preview was written, it should have been mentioned. Not doing so makes people wonder why it wasn't, and gives rise to speculation you're covering for the manufacturers who provide you with free cameras to review.

Andy Westlake wrote:

nxp3 wrote:

This is what I'm afraid of, a product that's praised by all reviewers. Tested extensively. No one mention of any problem including some annoying problem. Users gets the product and can see something is off right away. Sure this is not a big problem or a show stopper, but it should have been caught and reported by DPReview or anyone calling themselves camera reviewer.

On a technicality, 1) we haven't published anything about the E-M5 that's labelled as a review, and 2) this isn't a problem.

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CharlesTokyo Contributing Member • Posts: 705
Re: Oh, you're right. Still there slightly. Present in video.

I think the noise in the recording is more likely from noisy circuits. It's so quiet I don't believe the mics can pick it up.

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notRag Regular Member • Posts: 101
Re: Oh, you're right. Still there slightly. Present in video.

NitPickers..what a shame.. nothing else to do.. picking the Fly Sh.t out of the Honey..

the first thing they look for is the negative.. what a life they must live. I feel for them.. do they think Oly would release a camera like this with problems..? NO WAY..
DGO

notRag Regular Member • Posts: 101
Re: My OM-D is noisy!

So is your brain..
DGO

Bob Tullis
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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?

notRag wrote:
So is your brain..

[sigh]

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Chris_in_Osaka OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,799
Oh please....

Posting a comment about people with "nothing else to do"?

Glad you took time out of your busy schedule for that.

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NitPickers..what a shame.. nothing else to do.. picking the Fly Sh.t out of the Honey..

the first thing they look for is the negative.. what a life they must live. I feel for them.. do they think Oly would release a camera like this with problems..? NO WAY..
DGO

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lowincash Contributing Member • Posts: 717
Re: Oh, you're right. Still there slightly. Present in video.

I'm not saying I don't agree with you, but I think this "humming" issue is being blown out of proportions lol

notRag wrote:

NitPickers..what a shame.. nothing else to do.. picking the Fly Sh.t out of the Honey..

the first thing they look for is the negative.. what a life they must live. I feel for them.. do they think Oly would release a camera like this with problems..? NO WAY..
DGO

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I only shoot JPEG =]

Joe Franek Senior Member • Posts: 1,315
Re: Not your call to decide if it's a "problem"

Fully agree with you, Bob, and hope that DPR will in future pay more attention to practical issues like this.

Imagine a cupboard full of bodies and lenses, each humming their own way and me recharging batteries full time.

Bob Meyer wrote:

Ii think whether it's a problem is up to each potential buyer to decide, not for you to decide. Problem or not, it's an unusual situation that no other camera seems to present. If DPR was aware of it at the time the preview was written, it should have been mentioned. Not doing so makes people wonder why it wasn't, and gives rise to speculation you're covering for the manufacturers who provide you with free cameras to review.

Andy Westlake wrote:

nxp3 wrote:

This is what I'm afraid of, a product that's praised by all reviewers. Tested extensively. No one mention of any problem including some annoying problem. Users gets the product and can see something is off right away. Sure this is not a big problem or a show stopper, but it should have been caught and reported by DPReview or anyone calling themselves camera reviewer.

On a technicality, 1) we haven't published anything about the E-M5 that's labelled as a review, and 2) this isn't a problem.

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Re: Question?

Does anyone know....is the EVF stabilization on all the time...or is it dependent on the sensor stabilization? Does the EVF when say shooting with a long lens and the sensor IS turned off, do you still get stabilization when the shot is magnified in the viewfinder? Might tell us something? If there is an independent system for the EVF.
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Rob13 Senior Member • Posts: 1,116
Well, my hearing ....

...may not be as acute as yours....

But, I really do need to put the camera up to my ear to really hear the gyros, if that's what the sound is...

In a quiet room (no TV, no Music, no Air-con, no electric fans), I really do need to strain my ears and then I can hear it, especially if I turn off the power, I can tell the difference, that its off. But I'm really straining. I should warn you I'm 55 years old so my hearing may not be as good as yours.

Its doesn't bother me, but I guess I don't have super sensitive hearing. In my opinion, its a non-issue.

For myself, I'm too busy enjoying my new toy. My only complaint is that it would have been great if Oly could have managed to fit the fill flash in the same sized package. But thats just me. I hated clipping on the EVF to my E-P3, so now the company has blessed me with the clip on fill flash. That's ok, as I don't use flash often at all.

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