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french_guy Oct 4, 2004 5:34 PM

With my Z3 camera, I always have background noise when I use video clip.

This noise is like a shhhhhhhh. I tried it in a room without external sounds and without using optical zoom. It's the same problem without continous AF.

I upgraded the firmware to 1.02e and it's the same problem.

Is someone has an idea to solve this problem ? unknow problem ?

thanks for your help


James Bond 007 Oct 5, 2004 2:39 AM

Maybe the stabilizer? Try turning off that, too.

Adwulf Oct 5, 2004 9:36 AM

This noise is coming from autofocus and from the zoom if You are using it

french_guy Oct 5, 2004 1:12 PM

Effectively the noise is quite less importantwhen I disable Continous AF, Zoom and Anti-Shaking in the same time.

but how to use a normal video without nothing !!!!

why Minolta doesn't add a noise reducer ??????? or add an external connector for a mic ????

the video quality is very well but the sound with this noice is bad

Does someone have an idea to decrease this noise with all the fonctionalities ?

(Continous AF, zoom, Anti-Shaking)



Adwulf Oct 5, 2004 1:41 PM

I owned a Z1 and I sold it because I like to shoot some movie too. No sound, no zoom which kind of movie is this? I had problem with the sound-sync too. A talking people was as to see a dubed film!!!

deepboys Oct 14, 2004 2:14 AM

if noise is such a factor try the Z10 - which also saves u lot of bucks - for most of the features available in Z3

french_guy Oct 14, 2004 4:37 PM

I have return my Z3 for noise un video mode.

Now I have a Sanyo C4 + SD card 1 Gb, it is wonderfull in photo mode and good in video mode.

see ebay (search sanyo c4) and buy this camera / camcorder 300 GBP or 435 € directly from Hong Kong (skdigi ebay seller)

for this price you have a 1 GB SD card !!!! ,so you can take40 minutes of video (mpeg4 640*480 30fps 3Mbits)or 750 photos at 4 M pixels .......



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