Any chance you can film it and put it up on youtube and then post the link on here? From a quick look on the web people are complaining of a noise during video but say it's ok for stills.Thank you, James. I am really excited about this little camera. Your pictures are beautiful. I am shooting on manual, but it is making noise no matter what setting I have it on. The noise starts from the moment I turn it on. I ended up getting in touch with a customer service person via chat online,(I just imagine someone flipping through answers and not really knowing), they told me this was normal for the camera, however, I am still unsure. Even more so after your posting.