Kodak EasyShare DX6490

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by certsnsearches, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. Anyone else find this camera noisy?
    Do you know what the brr brrr brrr sound is...something to do with focussing
    while zooming maybe?

    *Sitting back waiting for the smart answers....go on, knock yourself
    out....I can take it.

    certsnsearches, Mar 17, 2005
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  2. Do you mean noisy camera or do you mean the sounds you can select when the
    camera is turned on? If that's the case, you can mute the sounds through
    the menu.
    Toomanyputters, Mar 17, 2005
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    Ben Thomas Guest

    Noisy compared to what?

    It's certainly not silent. The sound of the focusing and zoom motors are not
    loud in my opinion.
    Ben Thomas, Mar 17, 2005
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    Bernie Guest

    My 6490 doesn't sound any noisier than other digital camera's I've used, at
    least in a similar price class. My friends new Nikon 8800 is a sweet camera,
    but at more than double what I paid for the 6490, and with two years newer
    Bernie, Mar 18, 2005
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    Ron Baird Guest

    Hi Brian,

    More than likely your concern is the continuous focus and the lens trying to
    focus as you move the camera around. You can not turn that feature off,
    however, it should not be loud. If is loud to the point where it is a
    distraction for you, you may want to return it and get another. You will
    find, however, that all of them will make a bit of noise as the motors turn
    to focus.

    Talk to you soon, Cert, let me know if you have questions.

    Ron Baird
    Eastman Kodak Company
    Ron Baird, Mar 18, 2005
  6. Thank you so much for that Ron.

    You are quite right that it happens when I move the camera around.
    It tends to happen when the zoom is in use but almost not at all when no
    zoom is in use.
    Loud may be an exaggeration on my part but it is definitely noticeable....it
    sounds a bit like a tiny drummer
    is playing a tattoo deep inside the camera if you'll forgive the funny
    description...a fast dada - da da.
    Would you think that sounds normal and that it's just something I have to
    get used to.
    The only camera I have to compare it with is an old Mavica FD 7 and that
    made no such sound.

    If you have the time may I ask whether there is any gain in having the
    quality setting at BEST XXX (4MP)
    when I intend ultimately getting 6 x 4 prints?

    Am I simply limiting the number of pics I can get onto the card or is there
    even a marginal quality to be gained
    from leaving it at top quality even for 6 x 4 prints?

    If there's no gain then perhaps I should set it to BEST 3:2 (3.5MP).....or
    is even that too high for 6x4's?


    certsnsearches, Mar 19, 2005
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