Ok, at that distance, sounds to me like not AC hum pickup, but a DC static charge on you relative to the Pi, that is bringing a high-impedance FET/CMOS gate into conduction as you approach the device. Still possible there is a software (mis-) config that has left an I/O gate floating that should be an output. Presumably someone at the foundation has also tried the blank-slate excercise with a bare R-Pi, following the same directions you're using (?)aframe wrote:(...) the red light is now turning on due to capacitance when I move my hand within 5/6cm.
If you've done an rpi-update, I wonder if something has changed in the latest image that broke the camera setup, until now unnoticed because the previous in-house camera testers have not yet updated to the April 2 or later revision (? pure speculation on my part)
I'm just thinking about the fact that 'recantha' (Michael Horne, username here recantha2) got his camera some weeks ago on 16 March: http://www.recantha.co.uk/blog/?p=2937 It worked for him right away, and I know that there has been some kernel/firmware work done and released in the meantime, given that my kernel (obtained via rpi-update) is dated April 2. So the working software on his system is perhaps not identical to what the people starting out with it this week are using.