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Old Oct 29, 2011, 6:35 PM   #1
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Hi,

I had pretty much decided to buy the D5100 for taking pictures.

Of course if a video moment comes up I am planning to use it for short videos.

However, some of the video's I have found on youtube have an intense a almost constant clicking sound audible in the video.

It really seems to ruin many of the videos. I would hate to take a video of my child singing or playing only to hear constant clicking (sounds like semi-automatic gun fire or someone holding down the shutter and taking 4 or 5 shots in rapid fire). I have never seen such a problem with any other camera.

Is this a camera defect, or a setting that can be turned off?

Is nikon doing anything to fix this if it is a defect?

It is so bad that I am actually second guessing my decision to get the camera.

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Old Oct 29, 2011, 6:40 PM   #2
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It is most likely the user trying to focus when shooting the video. AF is not the thing to use when shooting with a dslr. MF is the way to go when shooting video.
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Old Oct 29, 2011, 8:36 PM   #3
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It is most likely the user trying to focus when shooting the video. AF is not the thing to use when shooting with a dslr. MF is the way to go when shooting video.
Hi,

Ok, so manual focus won't have that issue?
I guess that is why the canon I was looking at does not even have autofocus on the video mode.
I guess I can use it in autofocus if it is a noisy environment or if I am desperate - otherwise I can learn to use the manual focus.

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Old Oct 30, 2011, 12:25 PM   #4
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You may try external mic.

Nikon offers an offic mic, but the specs says you could use a standard mic as well.
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