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09-28-2010, 08:07 AM   #1
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K-x Strange sounds??

Hi Guys,

You may have to forgive my ignorance here but I have just received my K-x and I'm new to DSLR's. I have a rather fundamental question. I'm still waiting for an SDHC card to arrive but I have been playing with the camera and its 50-200mm lens.

When I turn on LV, the camera makes all sorts of weird noises. It is a bit like a mix of some servo's kicking in and out, a whirring noise and a ballbearing rolling around. The first time I used LV it immediately sounded like it wasn't right but, like I say, I have no experience of DSLR's to know if this is normal or not.

The noise gets worse if I move the camera around but reduces to just a gentle whir if I hold the camera still. It stops immediately if I turn LV off. The same sounds occur when the lens is set in manual as well as AutoFocus.

If I didn't know better, I would say something sounds loose inside the camera when LV is selected. Should the K-x be making any noises like this?



09-28-2010, 08:37 AM   #2
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It's normal. It's the SR and the slow contrast-detect focus system in Live View that is making the noise.
09-28-2010, 08:39 AM   #3
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Read the manual, i'm sure you will find that is the sensor "floating", nothing to worry about. Use also search here, i think was discussed in another topic.

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