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Old Apr 13, 2010, 7:05 PM   #1
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Default Jitter alert is on 100% of the time?? FZ35

I'm finally spending time with the FZ35 manual and noticed that the jitter alert Icon is displayed 100% of the time even when I place the camera on a steady table with or without OSI selected.

Does this happen to anyone else ?
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Nope - mine works really well, in fact I can tell how much better it is than my FZ18. You can test the difference between hand shake and subject movement too, wave your hand in front, then give the camera a small but sharp movement. If yours is on all the time, it sounds defective; is yours still under warranty?
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Let me test it in the morning. I just notice that when I push the shutter half way to autofocus, the Jitter ICON (small red camera) is on in all instances even when resting the camera firmly on a steady table.

What should happen if I wave my hand in front of the camera?

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Let me test it in the morning. I just notice that when I push the shutter half way to autofocus, the Jitter ICON (small red camera) is on in all instances even when resting the camera firmly on a steady table.

What should happen if I wave my hand in front of the camera?
I noticed on mine, that if I pan the camera around to different places in
my room, in (iA) mode, and do a half press of the shutter, that the
(small red camera) only gets lit up, when I point at dark / poorly
lighted areas, and thats how my other cameras act.

You might have a problem
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Old Apr 13, 2010, 9:26 PM   #5
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I just switched batteries because I had one bar left on the battery meter; low and behold the jitter Icon is gone now and I retested this by switching the batteries back and forth.

So it could be hypothesized that with just one bar left on the battery meter, the camera function is impaired. If it affects the jitter Icon or image stabilization, it could also effect other functions like focus.

Wondering if Clint used his LT-55 when his battery was low causing it to be out of focus.

Try and note this yourself as the battery gets low.

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Sorry I thought you meant you were in the demo mode, where it shows the operation of the IOS. Give it a try, it should tell you if there's a problem with the OIS.
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Sorry I thought you meant you were in the demo mode, where it shows the operation of the IOS. Give it a try, it should tell you if there's a problem with the OIS.
Problem is solved with a freshly charged battery Chill. I'll let it go at that.
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Works normal for me.
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Old Apr 14, 2010, 7:42 AM   #9
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I was quite surprised to see that the camera would malfunction when the battery was low, I would expect the camera to shut off due to low battery before malfunctioning. Its no where near a major malfunction but just something that's good to know.

From this experience, I may assume image stabilization doesn't work when the battery is weak or near running out of juice.
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