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Old April 23rd, 2008, 02:46 PM   #1
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Canon HF100 Owners - Question about Rattling

I have a HF100, which made a rattling noise inside whenever moving the camera, however, the sound stopped when in record modes. So I really do not know what it is.

I had Amazon replace it, and the 2nd one has the same rattling noise. Just wanted to know if this was normal.

Performance has been unhindered.
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 03:16 PM   #2
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I have a HF100, which made a rattling noise inside whenever moving the camera, however, the sound stopped when in record modes. So I really do not know what it is.

I had Amazon replace it, and the 2nd one has the same rattling noise. Just wanted to know if this was normal.

Performance has been unhindered.
I don't own one, but I remember seeing somewhere, maybe even on this forum somewhere, that the rattling has something to do with the optical image stabilizer components and that it is normal for that camera. I thought they had said that it only rattled when the camera was off, but it might have been whenever the camera is not recording.
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 03:26 PM   #3
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Yes, it's just the OIS element sliding around when the power is off. Perfectly normal.
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Oh Mannn! I just shook mine: click..click..click. ..as long as it works.

The thing that scared me: that mechanical lens cap! I'm around sand all the time and I couldn't get a UV filer over it fast enough.
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Old April 25th, 2008, 08:05 AM   #5
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Yes, it's just the OIS element sliding around when the power is off. Perfectly normal.
Thanks...I was getting a little worried.
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Old April 25th, 2008, 10:09 AM   #6
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I guess it's a bit odd that I hadn't noticed it with my HF100. Maybe I'm just not so sensitive to it. However, I have a dSLR with OIS, and it does make an odd chatter noise when shut off with OIS on, and it's supposedly pretty normal.
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Old April 25th, 2008, 02:23 PM   #7
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I guess it's a bit odd that I hadn't noticed it with my HF100. Maybe I'm just not so sensitive to it. However, I have a dSLR with OIS, and it does make an odd chatter noise when shut off with OIS on, and it's supposedly pretty normal.
Is the dSLR an Olympus e-510? If so, I've noticed that too on that model.
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Old April 25th, 2008, 02:36 PM   #8
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Is the dSLR an Olympus e-510? If so, I've noticed that too on that model.
Yikes, you nailed it.
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