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Sony HVR-Z5 / HDR-FX1000
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Old December 6th, 2009, 10:56 PM   #16
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I got an fx1000 about 6 weeks ago and I really love it. I use manual settings essentially all the time so that I can get the best picture. I'm still learning as I experiment with the settings to get the look I perfer. The dv tapes are inexpensive so I can archive as much as I want.
I have to agree. Previously I used VX2100 and it's a great camera for run-and-shoot situations. I switched to FX1000 and at first I was kinda upset that the automatic mode isn't as quick as in VX. But then I learned how to use manual exposure, gain, focus, and the whole new world opened up to me - I can be as accurate as electronics but much quicker. The LCD on FX1000 is very helpful when focusing, and with all aids turned on (zebra, edge enhancer, histogram) I can nail every single shot in real time.
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Old December 7th, 2009, 02:42 PM   #17
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Depends on what you mean by "automatic mode." If you mean exposure, you can change AE RESPONSE to FAST in the menus. Focus depends on what you're focusing on -- contrasty surfaces with lots of pattern result in lightning-quick focus, mushy buttery faces less so.

And every Sony I've ever had just LOVES chain-link fences.
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Old December 17th, 2009, 04:11 AM   #18
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And every Sony I've ever had just LOVES chain-link fences.

wouldn't life be grand if all talent came with a chain link fence ;-)
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