EPL1 - sub 2" exposures whirring noise

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by sonus, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. sonus

    sonus New to Mu-43

    Sep 13, 2010
    I just noticed something a bit worrying about my EPL1. If I set the shutter to be less than 2", there is a distinct whirring noise in the body of the camera during the exposure. Anything 2" and longer and this noise disappears.

    I'm having a hard time believing this is normal. :frown:

    Can anyone confirm this?
  2. Rudi

    Rudi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 16, 2010
    Sounds like the IS is kicking in. Can you see the effect of IS in the LCD?
  3. akulya

    akulya Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 21, 2010
    Yes, as Rudi said; the whirring noise is the "In Body Image Stabilisation".

    Nothing to worry about. It doesn't function on exposures longer than 2s, so you wont hear/feel it.
  4. Brianetta

    Brianetta Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 5, 2010
    North East England
    Brian Ronald
    It's worth taking photos with it set to on and off, too. It's not such a good IS system that it's always better than you.
  5. twalker294

    twalker294 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 18, 2010
    See manual page 50, 3rd from last bullet point and next to last bullet point at the bottom of the page :)