Guide :Video Cameras : Handycam DCR-HC42 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
Sony DCR-HC42 makes a buzzing sound
I just purchased the Sony DCR-HC42 Mini-DV Camcorder, and it makes a buzzing sound when a tape is in there and it is in Record mode, even when it's on standby. When I record the noise changes pitch, then goes back to the low buzz when back on standby. When I take the tape out, the noise stops altogether. I even tried two different tapes.
Is this normal? I returned the first one and the replacement does the same thing, which is leading me to think maybe it's normal. I had an 8mm camcorder that just made noise when the tape was running.
Thanks to anybody who can share some insight!