Minolta Z10 camera rattle

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Haymish, Jun 18, 2005.

  1. Haymish

    Haymish Guest

    Hi all

    Just received a new Minolta Dimage Z10 and noticed that when I move it from
    side to side or front to back it sounds like something is moving about
    inside the case (it's not the metal strap loops on the sides). Could this be
    lens rattle or something like that?

    I would like to know it's OK before I accept it. Is this normal for the Z10?

    Any advice appreciated,


    Haymish, Jun 18, 2005
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  2. Haymish

    Munk Guest

    How loud is the rattle? Just a thought but, its not the flash supports is
    it? these can sometimes make a little noise when the flash is down.
    Munk, Jun 18, 2005
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  3. Haymish

    Munk Guest

    ok, this camera has not got a pop up flash? ignore my last suggestion.
    Munk, Jun 18, 2005
  4. Haymish

    chrlz Guest

    It's very common for digicams to have what appears to be a slightly
    loose lens barrel - my Olympus C8080 is another offender. But having
    handled other 8080s and many similar cameras, it is clearly a
    deliberate design decision, but I can't quite fathom why - perhaps it's
    to do with keeping a low load on the motor drive for the electronic
    zoom. Doesn't affect image quality, so it's not a big issue other than
    aesthetic.. So maybe that is your rattle? Try to find another one to
    compare, or maybe visit dpreviews specific camera forums.
    chrlz, Jun 19, 2005
  5. Haymish

    Haymish Guest

    Thanks for trying Munk

    Haymish, Jun 19, 2005
  6. Haymish

    Haymish Guest

    Well I'm a little less worried but like you say I could do with finding
    another Z10 to compare.

    I'm just suprised it's not mentioned in any camera reviews.

    Thanks for the info.

    Haymish, Jun 19, 2005

  7. It's not really that uncommon for cameras to rattle. There are all kinds
    of moving mechanical parts inside at rest (loose) when not activated
    (shutter arm, aperture arm, and so on). Newer, more expensive, cameras have
    been moving away from mechanical parts for years, using electronics instead,
    but they're still common in less expensive cameras simply because it's cheap
    and reliable (time proven) technology. You can always find another Z10 to
    compare with (to see if it makes the same noise). If so, and your camera
    works fine, there is likely nothing to worry about.

    Dwight Stewart, Jun 19, 2005
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