Question about Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W5 Digital Camera
On every mode except playback, the camera constantly makes a quiet (but noticable when you put it near your ear) mechanical sound from near the lens, like its struggling to alter the zoom or focus. Also, changing the zoom is much noisier noisy than when it was new. It seems to work as normal apart from this.
Cele, The noise you're hearing is perfectly normal. This generation camera uses a piezo electric focus mechanism to operate the lens. You will notice that the noise goes away if the camera is left alone for a moment while focused on a non moving object, this is because the focus adjustment is made and then the piezo circuit shuts down to conserve battery power. You should have no problems with this camera, it is very reliable. Hope this helps you. Joe Weibel customelectronics.org
Posted on Mar 01, 2007
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