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Old Jan 12, 2006, 5:47 PM   #1
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Ok I have bought myself a brand new FZ5, and like what I've seen so far. But one thing that bothered me, was the mechanical sound I heard when turning the camera downwards and upwards. It sounds like the lens is loose or something.

Is this normal, or should I send it back.:?:

Maybe I should ad, that I don't need to turn the camera on to hear this sound.
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Old Jan 12, 2006, 6:26 PM   #2
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Ok I have bought myself a brand new FZ5, and like what I've seen so far. But one thing that bothered me, was the mechanical sound I heard when turning the camera downwards and upwards. It sounds like the lens is loose or something.

Is this normal, or should I send it back.:?
I do not know is it normal but in my brother's FZ5 the SAME sound exists too.
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Old Jan 12, 2006, 6:29 PM   #3
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Ok I have bought myself a brand new FZ5, and like what I've seen so far. But one thing that bothered me, was the mechanical sound I heard when turning the camera downwards and upwards. It sounds like the lens is loose or something.

Is this normal, or should I send it back.:?
I do not know is it normal but in my brother's FZ5 the SAME sound exists too.
Ok, thx for the reply. Need one more to be certain.
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Old Jan 12, 2006, 7:24 PM   #4
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I have an FZ5. When I turn the camera up and down, the lens shifts and you can hear it knock forwards or backwards in the casing. Also, the lens has a "loose" feeling to it,but apparently this is normal.

The reviews I've read on the -5 suggest that although it may feel a bit like a toy, it takes a great picture, on par or better than the Canon S2IS and the Sony H1.

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I have an FZ5.* When I turn the camera up and down, the lens shifts and you can hear it knock forwards or backwards in the casing.* Also, the lens has a "loose" feeling to it,*but apparently this is normal.

The reviews I've read on the -5 suggest that although it may feel a bit like a toy, it takes a great picture, on par or better than the Canon S2IS and the Sony H1.

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Ok, thx. Feels a lot better now, and yes it does feel like a toy, was amazed how light it was.

Anyhow, going to have some fun with it now. Thx again.
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Does your simulated shutter sound vary in volume? Sometimes mine is quiet, other times it's loud. Not sure why.

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Old Jan 12, 2006, 9:20 PM   #8
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People, it's the IS system you are hearing. Not only normal but it has to make that noise.
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Old Jan 13, 2006, 4:00 AM   #9
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People, it's the IS system you are hearing. Not only normal but it has to make that noise.
If the noise if from IS then it shoud not exists when the camera is OFF but it exist even then. Any way it must be normal if it exists in all FZ5 cameras. (in my FZ20 there is no such sound but it has IS too)
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Does your simulated shutter sound vary in volume?* Sometimes mine is quiet, other times it's loud.* Not sure why.

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Nothing that I have noticed yet, no. But the "button" sounds did vary in volume, but I turned that off anyhow.
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