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07-23-2015, 07:49 AM   #1
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Live view and video audible noise!

So I got my third K-3II replacement and there is a loud like radio sound when moving to video or live view mode. The sound is very noticeable and it is there on both old lenses and new DA lenses.

Any idea? I started to believe that Pentax hates me!

07-23-2015, 08:04 AM   #2
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Do you mean something that sounds like light static? That is normal - shake reduction, I think.
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Yeah like a radio. But the first two copies I got didn't have that or at least they weren't loud.

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I just turned off the SR and the sound is still there. I'm sure I couldn't hear it in the first 2 copies because I've recorded video and it wasn't there.
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Make sure you do not have Horizon correction enabled. That feature moves the sensor even with SR off.

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Make sure you do not have Horizon correction enabled. That feature moves the sensor even with SR off.
Thank you. Horizon correction is disabled. I compared the sound to a K3 and it sounds the same. The sound is very noticeable when recording videos with the internal microphone. I did a factory reset just to make sure it isn't something I've changed and I then turned off SR and it is still the same. I can't remember hearing this noise in my first 2 copies but it could be that the environment wasn't as quite as what I'm recording in right now. This makes recording video using the internal microphone useless in K3 and K3II.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mikesul Quote
Do you mean something that sounds like light static? That is normal - shake reduction, I think.
QuoteOriginally posted by farhaddad Quote
Yeah like a radio. But the first two copies I got didn't have that or at least they weren't loud.

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I just turned off the SR and the sound is still there. I'm sure I couldn't hear it in the first 2 copies because I've recorded video and it wasn't there.
QuoteOriginally posted by farhaddad Quote
I compared the sound to a K3 and it looks like they are both the same
It is normal and has been reported on here on PF before.


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It is normal and has been reported on here on PF before.


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Yeah, I just realized that. However, you can't record using the internal microphone with this noise.
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QuoteOriginally posted by farhaddad Quote
Yeah, I just realized that. However, you can't record using the internal microphone with this noise.
That is very true. For a real treat, do a little AF when recording. You may hear a clicking noise even with DC or ring motor lenses.


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The best solution is to use an external mic. Unfortunately, the SR sound can't be done away with since the sensor needs to be held in place even with SR off.

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That is very true. For a real treat, do a little AF when recording. You may hear a clicking noise even with DC or ring motor lenses.


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lol nice!

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The best solution is to use an external mic. Unfortunately, the SR sound can't be done away with since the sensor needs to be held in place even with SR off.
Yeah, but microphones can't be mounted on the camera body in that case either. They'll pick the noise, no?
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QuoteOriginally posted by farhaddad Quote
Yeah, but microphones can't be mounted on the camera body in that case either. They'll pick the noise, no?
It depends on how directional they are. My understanding is that the on-camera noise issue is a challenge across brands.


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It depends on how directional they are. My understanding is that the on-camera noise issue is a challenge across brands.


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I understand. Thank you for your help.
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Yeah, but microphones can't be mounted on the camera body in that case either. They'll pick the noise, no?
There are noise-canceling mics out there as well as ones that sit on a shock-absorbing mount. My rode videomic pro works well and with the noise reduction option enabled, external sounds and even loud background noises are a non-issue.

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There are noise-canceling mics out there as well as ones that sit on a shock-absorbing mount. My rode videomic pro works well and with the noise reduction option enabled, external sounds and even loud background noises are a non-issue.
Yes, that's would be the solution and it is what I'm looking at right now. Thank you very much for your help.
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