Noise in E-PL7

prophet

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Just got the E-PL7 to replace an E-PL5. I only bought the body and use the kit lens of the E-PL5. When focussing the E-PL7, I can hear a noise in the camera, like a motor. Never noticed that in the E-PL5. Is that normal behaviour?

Also, the autofocus seems a tad slower than with the E-PL5. Anybody else experience this?
 

verbatimium

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I don't have the PL7, but the noise that you are hearing is probably the 3-axis stabilization system turning on when you press the shutter button to focus. This is completely normal, and happens with other cameras that have the 3- and 5-axis systems. The PL5 had a different, more primitive 2-axis stabilization which didn't work that well (and didn't produce any noise).
 

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I would expect a noise from the e-pL7 with its E-M5-ish stabilisation : the noise really puzzled a lot of users when the E-M5 first came out.
 

prophet

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Thanks, that takes away my uneasiness about it ;)

Image thread sounds like a good idea, will start one once I made a few good shots.
 

cprevost

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I have the EPl-7 and mine makes the same noise. It's the IBIS system working. You get used to it pretty fast.
 
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