Camcorders forum: That annoying noise on digital camcorders that mfgs deny.

by: snphotog September 20, 2010 8:34 PM PDT

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That annoying noise on digital camcorders that mfgs deny.

by snphotog - 9/20/10 8:34 PM

Why in the world isn't this problem getting more press? A large percentage of camcorders have annoying ambient noise originating within the camera and picked up by the built-in microphone. Google "camcorder background noise" or something similar, and the postings of a few thousand annoyed camcorder owners will pop up. I first noticed the problem with a Canon HF R10. Many others noted the same problem. Canon denied it and denies it. Others have complained about other Canon models. I next noticed it on my wife's Powershot SD780, and again found that I was not the only one. Finally, this week, I decided to look into the KODAK Zi8 Pocket Video Camera that a well-versed Best Buy salesman recommended. Then I looked at the reviews. There again...and again and again...complaints about internal noise being picked up by the mic. There's no way to work around it, believe me, I've tried everything the techs can come up with. I have no idea what the common cause is...but I'm sure there is a common cause, and someone out there knows what it is. I'd like to know. And I'd also like to know how so many owners can ignore it; and, how and why Canon and other mfgs deny that this obvious design flaw exists.

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