Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
04-30-2010, 06:29 AM   #1
Veteran Member
hockmasm's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2010
Photos: Albums
Posts: 354
Is it normal for K-X to make a gearing sound when shaken?

just got k-x.

when i move the camera sometimes it makes a slight grinding/gearing sound.

iis that normal? i imagine it might be the stabilzer??

04-30-2010, 07:04 AM   #2
Veteran Member




Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: NYC
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,071
It's indeed the IS.
04-30-2010, 07:27 AM   #3
Veteran Member
Jasvox's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 3,110
Strange, I have never heard of this with Pentax cameras before.

Jason
04-30-2010, 08:16 AM   #4
Inactive Account




Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Posts: 3,262
NOTE: It is not normal to shake your K-x...

04-30-2010, 08:33 AM   #5
Veteran Member




Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 479
QuoteOriginally posted by Jasvox Quote
Strange, I have never heard of this with Pentax cameras before.

Jason
Heh.
04-30-2010, 08:35 AM   #6
Veteran Member
hockmasm's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2010
Photos: Albums
Posts: 354
Original Poster
im not shaking it per se.

its just if i move it real fast in a direction it makes a slight grinding/buzz/mechanical adjusting sound.
04-30-2010, 09:00 AM   #7
Senior Member




Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Arlington, VA
Photos: Albums
Posts: 128
I hear it the most when I'm trying to shoot video, but not so much when taking pictures.
04-30-2010, 09:13 AM   #8
Forum Member
kxuser's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Brooklyn
Posts: 71
Its most likely the Shake reduction feature when you are using live view mode. See this article.

04-30-2010, 09:54 AM   #9
Ira
Inactive Account




Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Coral Springs, FL
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,216
It's the most asked question here, and yes, it's normal.

Think of it like a level.

What worried me is that mine DOESN'T make that noise.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, dslr, k-x, photography, sound
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Movement inside camera when shaken fractal Pentax DSLR Discussion 3 03-27-2010 09:26 PM
how is the sound in the k-x? Glen_S Video and Pentax HDSLRs 1 12-09-2009 01:43 PM
This might sound strange photolady95 Photographic Technique 26 09-30-2009 07:47 PM
FA 50 f1.4 sound? Drone Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 3 12-23-2007 11:01 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:00 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top