E-P5 owners - Help please

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by kriskerry91, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. kriskerry91

    kriskerry91 Mu-43 Regular

    Hi guys, hopefully this is a quick answer.

    If you turn your E-P5 off and remove the lens, when you shake the camera slightly does the sensor move?

    Is that normal? Im going to guess this is a stupid question ha!
  2. Olybrit

    Olybrit New to Mu-43

    Jan 6, 2015
    Sussex, UK
    No, the lenses don't move - but it is normal to hear a slight tapping noise inside the camera if you shake it. (Gently!). From another forum, I understand that its the sensor moving around when the IS suspension is powered down - and seems to be normal.
    Cheers, Paul
  3. Growltiger

    Growltiger Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 26, 2014
    Normal. Stop worrying.
  4. Ricoh

    Ricoh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 2, 2013
    E-P5 and EM5 both do it, and I guess the other 5 axis image stabilisation models do as well.

    I have often considered the susceptibility of the system to shock in the unpowered state. Is it more so c.f. when it's in the powered state? Whatever it is designed to sustain, it seems to be quite robust, evidence being gathered from cameras being dropped and still functioning, which is quite impressive. I only wish the exposed bits and bobs, the knobs etc were equally robust. That's the Achilles heel of the camera.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2015
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