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03-09-2012, 01:53 AM   #1
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K5 shutter noise

I have just bought a K5 and had it about a week. Amazing bits of kit

I notice that when in live view or video mode with the mirror up there is a quite audible whirring noise from the shutter which also comes out on the video sound. Is this normal or should I return it to the shop to be looked at? Thanks for you help

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Read here: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-5-forum/176978-did-you-hear-soun...ml#post1844382

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Yes in video mode and in live view
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Read the thread above.
Its quite normal.

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Many thanks for that. I will sleep better knowing its not broken.
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An external mic would probably help a lot if it's affecting your video output too much.
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Finaly go round to taking my camera into the shop to check the shutter noise against a camera they had. It turns out mine is far noisier than it should be and has been returned to Pentax. The noise was such that video mode was unusable due to the noise from the sensor. Getting them to calibrate my level as well which also seems to be out. Looks like I will be without the camera for a while.
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