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Old February 19th, 2015, 02:40 AM   #1
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X70 - can I shoot photos?

after a long debate with the "search" tool, it consistently refuses to return the results I want :-(
So, the question: X70 is not designed to record still pictures (photo), am I right?
alternatively, what is the max resolution "pixel count" one can get by grabbing still frames from a video clip?
In other words, what is the size of the largest photo I can get from That 14Mpx sensor?
thanks in advance

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Old February 19th, 2015, 06:15 AM   #2
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Re: X70 - can I shot photos?

No photo mode is mentioned in the documentation. So I think it has none, only video.

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Old February 19th, 2015, 09:32 AM   #3
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Re: X70 - can I shot photos?

Sadly there is no photo mode. The camera is currently HD, so a still would be 1920x1080 (approx 2 MP).
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Old February 19th, 2015, 05:42 PM   #4
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Re: X70 - can I shot photos?

Awesome photos with my FDR-AX100. Same chip. 4K.
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Old February 20th, 2015, 02:32 AM   #5
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Re: X70 - can I shot photos?

mmmm... thanks, I suspected that.
ok, I'll make do with those pretty, colorful and small pictures.

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Old February 20th, 2015, 02:38 AM   #6
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Re: X70 - can I shot photos?

Don't forget, if and when the 4K firmware update comes, you'll be able to take reasonable resolution frame grabs from 4K video - not the megapixel size of some stills that we see from many small camcorders, but worth mentioning.
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Old February 21st, 2015, 04:14 PM   #7
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Re: X70 - can I shoot photos?

Don't see any photo functions on the Sony page for the X70, seems strange they'd leave that off, but I guess "pros" wouldn't be caught dead shooting stills <wink>?

I've used the dedicated "photo" button on my AX100 more than once, it's really not a half bad "stills" camera in a pinch! Since it shares the bloodlines of the RX10, I'm sure that's part of it!
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