I just got my D7000 today. When I shake the camera or even go from horizontal to vertical, there is a rattle. I is less prominent but still audible when the flash is raised. Does anyone else have this?
I don't want to make light of your problem but I kind of laughed when I read this post. "When I shake the camera...there is a rattle". It makes me wonder how this issue was discovered originally.
After I stopped laughing though I ran to check my camera and no rattle when going from landscape to portrait or vice versa. I shook it, very gently mind you, and no rattle. I don't think shaking the camera is advisable.
It may be that your pop up flash is not seated "tightly". Worth having it looked at, hopefully you bought locally and can just bring it to the store you purchased at.
Well, I discovered it when I took it out of the box and held it up on first inspection today. I held the strap brackets. I held the flash down. None of this helped. It is less evident when the flash is raised. I've seen others with this issue on DPreview's forum and some say they have it, some say they don't. I'm not shaking it vigorously. Just gently back and forth.
>Don’t worry this is normal. This question comes up with just >about every new body. > >Nikon DSLR’s have an orientation sensor. Some people hear it >easier then others but it should be there in every body.
I remember feeling SO relieved when I read this explanation after hearing this same noise in my D200!
The orientation sensor (present in most, if not all, DSLR's) allows the camera to know whether an image was shot with the camera held in "portrait" or "landscape" orientation. This information is recorded in the EXIF data, which then allows the image to be displayed the right way around.
The orientation certainly can and does make a noise, and can be heard (in the right conditions) in most Nikon DSLR's. Note: I've not handled a D7000 yet, so I cannot be certain about that particular camera.
>>Orientation sensor does not make any sound. > >The orientation certainly can and does make a noise, and can >be heard (in the right conditions) in most Nikon DSLR's. >Note: I've not handled a D7000 yet, so I cannot be certain >about that particular camera.
My D200 definitely had that noise. My D7000 doesn't seem to, but when I went to check, my daughter was listening to Rihanna...
Analyzing sounds is difficult at best online. Perhaps the original poster can take it to a friend experienced with Nikon bodies?
I took it to Glazers in Seattle (our version of B&H). They pulled out 2 D7000s and both of them had the noise. Ken Rockwell emailed me and also said it was normal. The camera works great so I am assuming it is normal.
Some orientation sensors are ball bearings, there is the mechanical iris stop down lever, and there is the mechanical mirror lifting mechanism. Any one of these devices could crate a rattle. Also if you place a VR lens on the camera, many VR lenses have 'floating' elements that can also be heard moving or move when not locked.
Now, this might be a red herring but I had a little revelation with regard to my D7000.
I was wondering why my camera was making funny, seemingly radnom 'rattling' noise just after I took a picture and put the camera down on its strap, you know, like you are holding it in front of you while you look around for another picture.
Figured out what the noise was.
It so happens that the preview button is further down the mount than previous cameras so my left hand's little pinky was just resting up against the preview button while I hold the camera. What was happening was that, unbeknownst to me, it was gently activating the preview button while the hand was cradling the camera, thereby creating this strange seemingly random 'rattling' noise!!
>I took it to Glazers in Seattle (our version of B&H). >They pulled out 2 D7000s and both of them had the noise. Ken >Rockwell emailed me and also said it was normal. The camera >works great so I am assuming it is normal.