Let me preface my inquiry by telling you all that I've been lurking on this forum for about a year while I made up my mind to switch from Canon to the dark side. (What? Because of the lens colors, of course!)
Anyway I picked up a D7000 on a really good deal and this last weekend I took it out to put it (and me) through some paces.
I came across something and I don't know if it's indicative of a problem or not, so who better to turn to than the people who have been teaching me about Nikon for months?
I was out in about 29 degree (that F, about -2 C) temperatures and I went to use the on-board flash for some fill. When I flipped it up, instead of charging quickly and silently, there was a very audible buzz that lasted for about a second. Having the flash-ready indicator on, I took the shot. The exposure was accurate and there was no more buzzing. I switched the flash off, took a bunch of available light shots, then needed fill flash again. Same thing. About a second of buzz, then everything seemed to be normal.
I can't reproduce the noise at room temperature. And I've since moved back to my home climate which is about 25 degrees warmer. (I live in Arizona.) The battery pack was fully charged (and had been inside my nice warm car) immediately before the first instance. The second time, the battery pack had fewer than 60 shots on it.
This happened once with the camera in aperture priority mode, standard picture type and once in program mode. Nothing strange in the settings that I can think of. No flash compensation dialed in.
D7000 owners in particular: Is this normal, or is there something wrong with my beautiful new toy?