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03-12-2015, 07:02 AM   #1
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K-S2 electronic noise

Some have asked about K-S2 shutter noise. It is about the same as K-30/50, which is to say not nearly as quiet as the K-3. If you need a quiet shutter, the K-3 is the best choice.

The other noise that K-S2 makes is an electronic buzzing when the shutter button is half-pressed, and for as long as you hold it down. The noise is similar to the K-01, but in the K-S2's case it is actually louder (at least on my copy). Perhaps it has been discussed elsewhere, but I've missed that if so. I presume that the noise is the sensor shift system getting ready to shift the sensor for shake reduction, although I hear no such noise with my K-30 or K-3. Can anyone confirm the K-S2 buzz, and offer any info on why it is audible on K-01 and K-S2 but not the other two cams I mentioned? Maybe it is audible in K-S1 as well. To me the loudness of it suggests entirely different SR motors than on the K-3 and K-30.

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