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Old June 19th, 2007, 01:49 PM   #1
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HV20 noise when tilting camera body

I just received a replacement HV20. The problem is that this new replacement also sounds like something is loose in the camerabody housing.

I am not talking about a loose screw or item in the camera housing or cassette mechanism. It is not the rattling sound of item falling around.

If I tilt the camera at a moderate speed up and/or down, then one hears something slide and "clink".

What could this be?

Checked the following:
- not the battery (which is just a little loose, that way on both models)
- not the plastic covers for any of the ports.
- not the metal rings on the hand strap.
- not the image stabilizer (loose sound with it on and off)

Do anyone elses HV20 have this issue?
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Old June 19th, 2007, 02:21 PM   #2
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This is the optical image stabilizer, EVERY HV20 makes this noise. It's been discussed here in multiple threads. The sounds coming from your HV20 are normal.
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Old June 19th, 2007, 04:18 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply.

I did search the forum for information, but didn't find any.

I will work around the noise from the image stabilizer then.

Does the OIS on the Canon XH-A1 also have this noise issue?
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Old June 19th, 2007, 06:17 PM   #4
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It's the OIS - noisy darn thing... totally normal, but yes it does freak one out.

FWIW, I put velcro dots on my batteries to stop them clunking around... big improvement...

AND to lessen body noise, I mount this cam on trpod or brackets...
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