I have recently begun to notice camera zoom noise on playback. It it a new problem for me and I'm having problems locating an answer to what it may be. I cannot hear any zoom noise during operation but can on video playback. I noticed the problem so I bought a DM-50 shotgun mic thinking it may help but it didn't. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
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This happens when the internal focus lens is off track, usually caused by impact and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it’s not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repairedby a qualified service technician. My name is Rick and I’m a professional repair technician with over 20 years in the business and have repaired many of these. I’m semi retired and work from home with little overhead so I can keep repair costs low. If you decide to have the camera repaired, please click HERE for a directory listing that suits your needs. If this response has been of any help to you, please be sure and give a positive vote for me on FixYa.com .
Hi there, dont use it. Because its a problem of lens giude pin. May be its damaged or some how there is some dust stucked.
Another few reason is below.
Low battery or damaged battery can't afford to give that much power to motor. Or see the image below for lens problem.
I suggest you try to clean as per your risk or visit a canon service center. Thanks.
had an issue like that with my GL2 at an older stage. Ended up the dimmers and light combination would emit IR that confussed the camera into thinking I was using the remote control to zoom it... if it has an external (not in the lens) pickup you might try covering the IR reciever on the camera with dark tape (if you use masking tape or electrical tape, take it off after you are done as to not leave goop all over your camera)... a post it might work well. Otherwise look in the setup and turn off the remote if possible.... Just one possibility....
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problem that you are experiencing is a common complaint on the Canon
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Try take battery off camera while operating recording mode, amd put it back without turning off camera. I really do not know why this happend, but this solved my Canon mvx330i "by it self zooming" problem. try turn on digital zoom in meny and take of battery...
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.