Another Optura 60 question at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > And Now, For Something Completely Different... > The Archives > Canon Optura Junior Watchdog

Canon Optura Junior Watchdog
High-end affordable consumer 1-CCD camcorders. PAL users invited!


 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old August 8th, 2005, 08:15 AM   #1
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Albany, NY 12210
Posts: 2,644
Another Optura 60 question

Okay, I've decided I could probably live with the shutter and aperture priority modes, but I do have one more concern. Can anybody tell me whether or not they feel this camera applies gain with these modes? I know you can't set the gain with these cameras. I just wondered if the camera ever applies it without telling you.
Marco Leavitt is offline  
Old August 8th, 2005, 11:35 AM   #2
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 170
I ran across this on Ron Dexter's site:

Quote:
As the light level decreases, the camera compensates by opening the iris completely wide, and it warns you to switch the ND filter switched OFF and last the gain is automatically increased. At lower levels you DO NOT see any indication of gain increase in the viewfinder. You have to go to manual exposure mode to see if the camera has increased the gain. For the best image quality try to keep the gain at no more than -3 db. (-6db, -9db to -18db are increased gain to be avoided.) Gain increase increases noise and loss of color saturation.
From his description I can only guess that he's talking about the original Optura, but it might be worth checking if the 60 provides any sort of indication like this. I'll be checking mine when I get home.

Here's a link to the complete article:
http://www.rondexter.com/library/canon_optura.htm
__________________
Jason J. Gullickson
Producer
the second society
http://2soc.net
Jason J. Gullickson is offline  
Old August 8th, 2005, 12:16 PM   #3
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Albany, NY 12210
Posts: 2,644
Thanks. I'd appreciate it.
Marco Leavitt is offline  
Old August 9th, 2005, 11:03 AM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 170
Bad news Marco

I played with my 60 for about 30 minutes over lunch and I could find no such indication as to when it starts to turn on the gain.

I did find out that the "exposure" range varies, sometimes it stops at zero, other times you can go + or - on either size of zero...time to hit the manual up again...
__________________
Jason J. Gullickson
Producer
the second society
http://2soc.net
Jason J. Gullickson is offline  
 

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > And Now, For Something Completely Different... > The Archives > Canon Optura Junior Watchdog

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:32 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network