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12-16-2013, 06:34 PM   #1
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New K5 making noise (sound)

Hello,

I got a new K5 and noticed it makes noise when the LCD is on. It sounds like a hard drive reading/writing combined with some kind of gearing. I can't tell what it is, and if its normal or not. I narrowed it down to it only making this noise when the LCD is on. It doesn't do it when its off. It's not very audible normally and can only hear it if your ear is pressed on the body. But what caught my attention was after a few minutes of playing with it, that same sound got louder. Not VERY loud but loud enough to be audible in a room with people conversing and a TV on.

Is this normal? I've been scouring the net for it and cannot find anything similar to this situation for the K5. Should I get it exchanged? (Side note, for some reason this K5 came with a Croatian user guide. Was also purchased on Amazon as I couldn't find anyone selling it on B&H and etc anymore.)

Thanks for your help.

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QuoteOriginally posted by naosvela Quote
Hello,

I got a new K5 and noticed it makes noise when the LCD is on. It sounds like a hard drive reading/writing combined with some kind of gearing. I can't tell what it is, and if its normal or not. I narrowed it down to it only making this noise when the LCD is on. It doesn't do it when its off. It's not very audible normally and can only hear it if your ear is pressed on the body. But what caught my attention was after a few minutes of playing with it, that same sound got louder. Not VERY loud but loud enough to be audible in a room with people conversing and a TV on.

Is this normal? I've been scouring the net for it and cannot find anything similar to this situation for the K5. Should I get it exchanged? (Side note, for some reason this K5 came with a Croatian user guide. Was also purchased on Amazon as I couldn't find anyone selling it on B&H and etc anymore.)

Thanks for your help.

Dave
That's normal (in-body shake reduction).

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I reckon Pentax should have wrote about this on the front cover of the manual. lol
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thank you!

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QuoteOriginally posted by chromo Quote
I reckon Pentax should have wrote about this on the front cover of the manual. lol
And i actually said something like this on my call with Jim Malcolm...i don't think they thought it was important enough
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Ahh...no, I don't think that is the normal image stabilization sound based on how you described the scenario.
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Ahh...no, I don't think that is the normal image stabilization sound based on how you described the scenario.
it makes it constantly when its on. so... no?
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QuoteOriginally posted by naosvela Quote
it makes it constantly when its on. so... no?
If you're in live view, it should be faint but audible. If you're in doubt, post a video of it and we'll take a look!


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