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Move the camera in an up/down motion

When i move the camera in an up/down motion (gently) there is noticeable feeling of something loose or knocking slightly. I presume its the extending lens and wondered if this is typical for this camera?

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What you call a "knocking" is the lens element used by the optical stabilizer. This element is in the middle of the lens and it's suspended in magnetically when the camera is powered. The lens element itself shifts up/down and left to right, shifting the image projected on the CCD. This "knocking" or "rattle" is normal.

Posted on Sep 06, 2005

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It's normal, it's noted in the manual.

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