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Radek Svoboda June 20th, 2005 01:31 PM

Sony USA Site has specs on the cameras
 
Right on home page Sony.com is picture of the camera. Even consumer model has uncompressed analog HD output. You can even buy fancier cable for it.

Radek

Tommy Haupfear June 20th, 2005 02:33 PM

Here is a link.

Click here


I'm guessing this is a mistake in the HC1 specs? See below:

"1/3" CMOS Sensor provides stunning detail and clarity with exceptional video (up to 530 lines of horizontal resolution) and still image performance."

Boyd Ostroff June 20th, 2005 03:15 PM

This is a little disappointing:
Quote:

Shutter Speed: 1/4 - 1/10,000 (in AE Mode)
Iris Control: Automatic
Is there really no manual control on this $2,000 camera?

Radek Svoboda June 20th, 2005 03:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tommy Haupfear
"1/3" CMOS Sensor provides stunning detail and clarity with exceptional video (up to 530 lines of horizontal resolution) and still image performance."

Up to 530 lines? Do they mean like from 200 to 530? Ridiculous.

Radek

Philip Williams June 20th, 2005 03:48 PM

From sonystyle.com:
"The camera's LCD image is magnified, temporarily, up to 4X its original size without any loss of distortion."

So the distortion is faithfully displayed even at 4x magnification. Um.. that's good to know. And thank goodness that "whentaking pictures" the built in flash "reducts shadows". And like several other readers here, I also was impressed by the claim of 530 lines of resolution.

Seriously, are things so tight over at Sony that they've stopped using proof readers and just run their Japanese ads through a Google translation for the North American market?

Well, fortunately the camera still looks like it offers a lot of potential, though if the specs are accurate and there's really no dedicated shutter or iris control, they'll be sending the more advanced video geeks over to Canon and Panasonic again (uh.. if they finally anounce some competing HD products in this range - hello Canon/Panasonic).

Philip Williams
www.philipwilliams.com

Boyd Ostroff June 20th, 2005 03:58 PM

I assume that the pro version will have more manual control, but the A1 doesn't appear on their pro site yet. In fact, their HDV site is pretty thin, and the only mention of the A1 is the press release which is short on detail and has already been discussed here.

http://bssc.sel.sony.com/Broadcastan...HDV/home.shtml

Radek Svoboda June 20th, 2005 05:14 PM

They have uncompressed 1080i output, no manual exposure? Amazing. Talking about consistency.

They use electronic stabilization. That reduce both vertical and horizontal resolution by 25%.

Radek

Radek Svoboda June 20th, 2005 05:16 PM

They have uncompressed 1080i output, no manual exposure? Amazing. Talking about consistency.

They use electronic stabilization. That reduce both vertical and horizontal resolution by 25%. That should make 750 lines, not 530.

Radek

Stu Holmes June 20th, 2005 06:49 PM

OIS or EIS ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Radek Svoboda
They have uncompressed 1080i output, no manual exposure? Amazing. Talking about consistency.

They use electronic stabilization. That reduce both vertical and horizontal resolution by 25%. That should make 750 lines, not 530.

Radek

I remember a bit of a debate shortly after the HC1 was announced on whether it had OIS or EIS as the specs were confusing. I'm sure it's OIS (as that page implies) and therefore you won't get the resolution loss.

Can anyone definitely confirm that it has Optical Image Stab. and not Electronic Image Stab. pls ?

Wayne Morellini June 22nd, 2005 12:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boyd Ostroff
This is a little disappointing:

Is there really no manual control on this $2,000 camera?

Yes, it is, apparently quotes can't be quoted by this boards software.

"• Shutter Speed: 1/4 - 1/10,000 (in AE Mode)
• Iris Control: Automatic"

But can exposure and gain be locked down, that would be alright with a SLR lens adaptor. I wonder what the shutter is in manual mode? Any suggestions?

Thanks

Wayne.

Wayne Morellini June 22nd, 2005 12:34 AM

An interesting question:

This camera has a Lanc port, are there any Lanc/Firewire devices that give you more control, say over zoom, focus, iris and shutter?

http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTE...oductSKU=RMVD1


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