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dakshithaw Dec 27, 2008 11:39 AM

Hi guys ! This question is for everyone who has ever used a Z1012.

When I turn on my camera and is on any shooting mode ( stills or video ) , I hear some soft gyrating / movment noises inside the camera ? even when i'm not adjusting the zoom !

Could this be a normal phenomenon ; like image stabilization ?

PS - I'm using the "unrecommended" Ni-MH batteries , would that have anything to do with it ?

mtclimber Dec 27, 2008 12:37 PM

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Rechargeable batteries loose their voltage very quickly when used in the Z-1012. That is the reason they are not recommended. As the battery voltage falls the IS get weaker and noiser.

You can get a generic KLIC-8000 battery and charger on www.ebay.com. Please see the attached photo. If something fails and you are using rechargeables, it becomes questionable that Kodak will honor the warranty.

Sarah Joyce

Alan T Dec 27, 2008 12:45 PM

You may have 'Continuous autofocus' switched on, and you may well need it for video. Try switching to 'Single' autofocus for stills, and it'll just activate when you half-press the shutter release. It may also be adjusting the aperture cotinuously according to subject brightness, in its automatic modes. I just tried that onmine, and it twittered gently to itself as Ipointed it around the room.

It doesn't bother me, as I'm usually in P or A mode. If you get away for long with your Ni-MH cells, please let me know!

sw2cam Dec 28, 2008 10:27 PM

Alan T wrote:
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You may have 'Continuous autofocus' switched on, and you may well need it for video. Try switching to 'Single' autofocus for stills, and it'll just activate when you half-press the shutter release. It may also be adjusting the aperture cotinuously according to subject brightness, in its automatic modes. I just tried that onmine, and it twittered gently to itself as Ipointed it around the room.

It doesn't bother me, as I'm usually in P or A mode. If you get away for long with your Ni-MH cells, please let me know!
I agree the noise is the 'Continuous autofocus' it's the same on my Z712-Z812-Z1012is. Now that we have that figured out, buy the proper battery and charger,

dakshithaw Jan 8, 2009 1:14 PM

Picked up a nice battery and charger from e-bay !
Now we're cooking !


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