Low light sidekick for PWW-X70 - Page 2 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Most Recent Additions... > Sony 4K Ultra HD Handhelds

Sony 4K Ultra HD Handhelds
Pro and consumer versions including PXW-Z150, PXW-Z100, PXW-X70 / FDR-AX100


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 31st, 2017, 07:43 PM   #16
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: San Diego, Califonia
Posts: 1,248
Re: Low light sidekick for PWW-X70

Some A7sII footage shot like a year ago by me in the field...it kills the A7II...the giant pixels are specialized for low light. Maybe pop an SELP18200 PZ on the little guy.

Paul Anderegg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 1st, 2017, 02:47 AM   #17
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 74
Re: Low light sidekick for PWW-X70

If we are speaking about comparable sensor technologies, that should be the case (α6000 vs α7).
A full frame sensor is approximately double the area of an APS/Super35 sensor, so if the α6000 and the α7 ii have similar resolution, the α7 ii should give you another stop of room.

A problem with the α7 is the cost of full frame lenses in e mount, and the small capacity of batteries. Because mirrorless cameras have their screen active all the time, their batteries don't last much - you will probably need extra batteries, maybe a booster grip with two batteries, which helps also balance front-heavy lenses.

Of course, the α7S is the champion of low light due to its low resolution.

Hope this helps,
N.F.
Nick Fotis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 1st, 2017, 04:44 AM   #18
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 74
Re: Low light sidekick for PWW-X70

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul Anderegg View Post
Some A7sII footage shot like a year ago by me in the field...it kills the A7II...the giant pixels are specialized for low light. Maybe pop an SELP18200 PZ on the little guy.
]
Note that the 18-200 lens is not full frame, so you would lose half the resolution.
You would have to use a 24-70 or a 70-200 full frame lens for good results.

N.F.
Nick Fotis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 1st, 2017, 01:10 PM   #19
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Tepetlaoxtoc MX
Posts: 37
Re: Low light sidekick for PWW-X70

thanks for your input... looks like time to start looking for A7S or A7SII
Peter Lowe is offline   Reply
Reply

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 > Most Recent Additions... > Sony 4K Ultra HD Handhelds

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:25 PM.


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