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Old Dec 27, 2008, 11:39 AM   #1
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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 ?
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Old Dec 27, 2008, 12:37 PM   #2
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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.

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Old Dec 27, 2008, 12:45 PM   #3
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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!
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Old Dec 28, 2008, 10:27 PM   #4
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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,
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Old Jan 8, 2009, 1:14 PM   #5
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Picked up a nice battery and charger from e-bay !
Now we're cooking !
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