1. WPCentral Question's Avatar
    Hello everyone!

    If you have a Lumia 1020, when you turn on the camera, do you hear a fan-like noise or buzz? It's a faint noise, but when I try to record videos, it's much louder in the video and gets in the way of the quality of the video. It's rather annoying.

    I spoke with Nokia support and they told me that the phone should be actively canceling background noise, and that the camera should not be making any type of noise.

    So to sum-up: The camera makes a fan-like noise that is very noticeable in videos. According to Nokia, this should not happen, so I am curious to know if anyone else experiences this issue?

    If I'm the only one or one of few, I will send my phone for repair. I just don't want to waste a week if all Lumia 1020's make the fan noise and I have the same issue.

    So to test it out:
    1. Open up the camera then listen for a fan/buzz noise.
    2. Record a video in a quiet atmosphere preferably for 5-10 seconds, then listen to the video.
    3. Can you hear a persistent fan noise in the background?

    Post results here!

    Thanks all!
    08-01-2014 11:25 AM
  2. se7en20's Avatar
    Hi! I just checked my 1020 and yes I can hear a faint fan-like noise but it is really low I haven't noticed it before until I read your post. I actually have to stick my ear to the camera to be able to hear it. I can't really find a quiet place right now to test the video recording but I think my previous recordings were fine. There might be some noise if I listen carefully but not to the point that it's annoying and bothering.

    I know this is very basic but I still want to ask have you already tried playing with the audio filtering settings?
    08-02-2014 05:04 AM
  3. BatteryLife's Avatar
    This is the OIS at work, its actually stated in the manual of the phone. The OIS moves lens to attempt to counter with your hand movements to reduce image blur.
    08-02-2014 05:42 AM
  4. se7en20's Avatar
    OIS doesn't sound like a fan. When you hear a rattle, according to the flyer, that's the OIS.
    gpobernardo likes this.
    08-02-2014 09:39 PM

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