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Old November 22nd, 2015, 11:26 AM   #1
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Camcorder for shooting night soccer under lights?

I currently have a TM700. I have not shot soccer on a lighted field, but will beginning in January. With that said, I do not know what to expect from my TM700. I do know that I would like a camcorder where I can change the shutter speed and the camera handles the rest of the exposure. The TM700 does not do that. The x920 does offer that. During daytime shooting, a shutter speed of 1/120 seems to be working fine in 1920 60p. Right now, I'm adjusting the iris as needed.

From what I have researched so far, the CMOS sensors seem to be the best at low light but have more of an issue with rolling shutter. Since I do a lot of fast panning when shooting soccer, not sure if changing the shutter speed from 1/60 to 1/120 will improve rolling shutter, if I were using a camera like a Canon or Sony with a CMOS sensor.

As spring approaches, in a soccer game I will go from shooting a sunlit field to shooting under lights.

In short, I am at a loss in determining what 'new' camera I might actually need, if in fact I need one at all.

My budget is ~$1500.

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Old November 23rd, 2015, 06:06 PM   #2
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Re: Camcorder for shooting night soccer under lights?

There was a last minute change this weekend and one of the club teams had a night game. The lighting was worse that the HS fields. Maxed the settings out and the video was actually very good.
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