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Old Dec 28, 2004, 4:00 PM   #1
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I have recently ordered the FZ20 and after playing around with the camera for a while, I recognised the sound of the movable lense system when the camera is turned off and shaken slightly. I am actually aware of this "issue", and the manual says that this is all ok.

But I can also feel and hear the movable parts if I turn the camera towards the ceiling and then turn it downwards 180 degrees. The FZ20s that I could lay my hands on in 2 different stores only showed this effect when shaken, so I am wondering whether I have just received a lower quality model or everything is still in the range of tolerance.

Any comments or suggestions? Thanks & a happy new year!
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If everything functions properly and you get good pics, I would think it to be normal. If you are that concerned, you could have it checked out at the store you got it from.

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Old Dec 30, 2004, 11:28 PM   #3
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The mine one sounds exactly as yours. However I have never noticed that until I read your post!!!. And my camera works fine.
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Old Dec 31, 2004, 12:32 AM   #4
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Could it be something that has to do with the OIS? Something that shifts/moves? :?:
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Old Dec 31, 2004, 7:11 AM   #5
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@msantos: Sorry for that! I hope you still like your camera as much as you did before! :roll:

It is good to know that this behaviour can be considered normal. I don't like to send the camera back. That's just annoying and a waste of time and I like the FZ20 a lot (except for the slightly increased noise levels).

I don't think it's the OIS. With my camera you can even see the whole inner "lens block" move forward and backward, but only for about 0.5 millimetres! If the camera is turned on, the lens extends outwards and gets fixed: no more movement, no strange noise.
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@msantos: Sorry for that! I hope you still like your camera as much as you did before! :roll:

It is good to know that this behaviour can be considered normal. I don't like to send the camera back. That's just annoying and a waste of time and I like the FZ20 a lot (except for the slightly increased noise levels).

I don't think it's the OIS. With my camera you can even see the whole inner "lens block" move forward and backward, but only for about 0.5 millimetres! If the camera is turned on, the lens extends outwards and gets fixed: no more movement, no strange noise.

Don't worry, I still love my camera. It is the best digital I have ever used!!!
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mcfritt wrote:
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@msantos: Sorry for that! I hope you still like your camera as much as you did before! :roll:

It is good to know that this behaviour can be considered normal. I don't like to send the camera back. That's just annoying and a waste of time and I like the FZ20 a lot (except for the slightly increased noise levels).

I don't think it's the OIS. With my camera you can even see the whole inner "lens block" move forward and backward, but only for about 0.5 millimetres! If the camera is turned on, the lens extends outwards and gets fixed: no more movement, no strange noise.

Don't worry, I still love my camera. It is the best digital I have ever used!!!
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