GX8 shutter sound

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by btaylor, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. btaylor

    btaylor Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 5, 2016
    Ben
    I just got a GX8, it was off ebay and although it's described as used I don't think it's very old as it looks to be in perfect as new condition.

    However there was one thing that is a little odd - the sound of the mechanical shutter seems a bit strange compared to the G7, I can only describe it as whirry / wheezy.
    I just wanted to check it's normal and not a sign of any problem with it... also I'm curious as to what the whirring actually is - it's obviously some small motor or other within it. When I do a long exposure, it makes a little whirr when the shutter opens - then when the shutter closes it just clicks, then after the long shutter NR is finished, it has another little whirr. So what actually is this little whirr noise doing?
     
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  2. ripleys baby

    ripleys baby Straw clutcher

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    Aug 10, 2011
    Cant access the youtube link . to compare with mine ?
     
  3. btaylor

    btaylor Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 5, 2016
    Ben
    soz, got it wrong first time try again
     
  4. ripleys baby

    ripleys baby Straw clutcher

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    Aug 10, 2011
    Obviously I would be hard pushed to replicate exact recording conditions, but it does sound quite similar to mine.