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12-13-2011, 05:54 AM   #1
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K-5 Strange noises

Just got my K-5 a few days ago and I'm hearin' things already.

2 questions

What is the noise like boiling water when in live view (gotta put it close to your ear) ?

and What is the noise like a weight sliding around when you tip the camera side to side ?

12-13-2011, 06:18 AM   #2
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shifting noise when tilting the K-5 is supposedly normal. A little freaky until you realize they all do it. The noise during live view I have never noticed. One. I rarely use live view and two: if it is a high frequency I will never hear it anyway.
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It's the sensor moving. It has to be loose to be able to move around for the in-body image stabilization. Lens based IS got the loose part in the lens instead that's why you can't hear it in a Canon or Nikon. For live view I think the sensor has to move a lot more for the stabilization and therefore the noise increase.
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QuoteOriginally posted by AOShep Quote
shifting noise when tilting the K-5 is supposedly normal. A little freaky until you realize they all do it. The noise during live view I have never noticed. One. I rarely use live view and two: if it is a high frequency I will never hear it anyway.
Try it, It's pretty weird..you'll be able to hear it cos my hearings not all that great.
Kinda sounds like you can hear the data flowing through the wires inside. Obviously, you can't, but that's what it sounds like.

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12-13-2011, 06:46 AM   #5
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Both sounds are completely normal, for the reasons mentioned above.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/general-technical-troubleshooting/94122-b...lr-camera.html
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Relax and enjoy...............all is good..............
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For the live view noise:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-dslr-discussion/166067-what-causes...-liveview.html
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Ok then, just as I suspected.

At least I know it's nothing to worry about.

Thanks guys,
Cheers

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As a new K5 owner and new to dslr world i had the same question I'm glad that everything is normal.
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