Originally Posted by Spok1701
......... The camera makes a purring noise every two seconds or so. It is not loud but I can hear it in a quiet room. Has anyone else noticed this on their AX100? I wonder if it is the OIS working as it does not (as far as I know) have a fan and certainly no hard drive.
What do you think?
Yes ...... and no.
On two or three occasions I have heard a sound like a 'high-speed woodpecker', but only barely audible on a recording taken in a very quiet room.
In the first two occasions it was 4 secs on, 1 sec off, 4 secs on, 1 sec on, and so on. I wondered whether I was picking up some local interference.
On the next occasion it was slightly longer in duration. But again, only just audible on a recording taken in a very quiet room. (Maybe not the same sound?)
I tried to hear it again tonight after reading your post.
I plugged a shotgun mike into the camera and pointed the mic at the camera and tried various things, but the only thing I could hear was the zoom mechanism. Nothing else.
My guess would be the stabilizing mechanism -- or maybe the auto-focus mechanism?
Tell me little more about your experiences with 'the sound'. Can you hear it from the camera or on a recording only?