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Registered: ‎08-02-2015

Canon G3X Rattle Noise

Is it true that the Canon G3X has a weird rattle noise when turned off? check the video below


Please any of the current owners can confirm? thanks

Valued Contributor
Posts: 458
Registered: ‎10-12-2013

Re: Canon G3X Rattle Noise

I think a lot of cameras would make a rattling noise when shaken like that in the video!


Steve M.

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Posts: 140
Registered: ‎05-24-2013

Re: Canon G3X Rattle Noise

I  noted the strap flapping around wildly underneath. 

The rattle sounds more like the strap catching the casing....   I don't think I'd be putting a camera to the shake test in that fashion .

Also be aware the lens opening and shutting creates a vacuum of a kind easy entrance for minute dust particles.... you'll soon be sending it in for servicing should the dust fall on the lens or the CCD then you won't be happy,


The camera works or it doesn't cameras and are not supposed to received sudden shocks, your lucky it's still working.





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Posts: 1,410
Registered: ‎03-01-2014

Re: Canon G3X Rattle Noise

I think a lot of cmeras would rattle when shaken violently like that, might be the strap or the batteries or DONT DO THAT lol!!. In any case you said when it turns off it rattles?

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Registered: ‎06-11-2013

Re: Canon G3X Rattle Noise

The camera has an optical image stabilizer.  You can get almost any lens with optical image stabilizers to "rattle" if you shake them hard enough.


The stabilizer system uses a motion sensor (gyro) which powers up as soon as you start to press the shutter button (the moment when the camera has to meter and focus).  If the sensor detects motion, it responds by shiifting some optical elements inside the lens to compensate. 


When the camera either is not powered up or not using the image stabilizer (e.g. you are not trying to take a shot so the image stabilizer shuts down to save power.) it's often possible get these lens elements to shake and rattle.


This is not a defect.  Most any lens with built in optical image stabilization would do this.


I usually have to roll my eyes whenever I see someone post such a video ... why would someone deliberately abuse a product... subject it to something it would never encounter under normal use... and then attempt to claim some flaw or defect? 


This is sort of like the old joke:


Patient:  Doctor it hurts when I do this with my arm.    

Doctor:  Then stop doing that with your arm.



Tim Campbell
5D III, 5D IV, 60Da
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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-07-2015

Re: Canon G3X Rattle Noise

I have a G3 X and I do feel and hear a slight rattle when the camera is rocked back and forth when powered off. Check out this FAQ on Canon's UK website which confirms this is normal operation.

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Registered: ‎12-21-2015

Re: Canon G3X Rattle Noise


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