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E-M10 'white noise'

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by dpswbab, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. dpswbab

    dpswbab Mu-43 Regular

    85
    May 30, 2014
    Hi, All.

    I recently bought an Oly E-M10 as a convenient carry-around camera. I have noticed that whenever it is turned on, it makes a 'white noise' sound continuously. I thought at first that it might be the image stabilization hardware, but I turned that off on both the lens and in the camera, but I can still hear it. Is this normal? Does anyone know what causes it? Thanks.

    Brian
     
  2. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    It's the IBIS - all the Oly cameras do it. Don't worry! You still hear it with IBIS off since the sensor is always floating in a magnetic field, whether it's being actively moved or not.
     
  3. dpswbab

    dpswbab Mu-43 Regular

    85
    May 30, 2014
    Thanks for the info, Paul. I hadn't realized that IBIS is still doing something even when IS is turned off. I really appreciate you giving me the answer so quickly.