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Old May 18th, 2011, 10:24 PM   #61
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Re: The new SONY HXR NX70 “Water & Dust proof”

My CX700 does as well as my XR500 for low light and as I mentioned before it now seems to gain up to 21 db with less noise than the XR500 at 18db. In fact it has very little noise at all unless scene is deliberately over exposed then there is colour noise as would be expected. Low lux mode also appears cleaner than the XR500 so there certainly have been changes in the image sensor and the Bionz processor.

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Old May 19th, 2011, 06:45 AM   #62
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Re: The new SONY HXR NX70 “Water & Dust proof”

Has anyone gotten their hands on an instructions manual for the NX70?
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Old May 20th, 2011, 03:17 AM   #63
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I am considering between the Sony NX70 and the Canon XA10.

curious to see who will win in low light.
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Old May 20th, 2011, 11:16 AM   #64
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Another look, this time from Rick Young at MacVideo.tv, at NAB:

MacVideo - Camera Technology - Features - Sony show off the HXR-NX70E rain, dust-proof camera; NEX-FS100; PMW-F3

(Nothing new, mind you...don't get too excited!)

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Old May 21st, 2011, 08:02 AM   #65
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I was shooting a kayak tour with my VG10. Do you know how hard it is to paddle your own kayak while shooting video?
I was scared to death of dropping my camera or having it get splashed. An NX70 would have been great on this trip.
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Old May 21st, 2011, 08:45 AM   #66
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A GoPro GoPro Official Store: Wearable Digital Cameras for Sports or ContourHD Cameras -- Contour Online Store would have been a lot easier and safer I think.

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Old May 22nd, 2011, 11:17 AM   #67
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I think (hope) this is going to be a great camera.

Right now I'm planning on getting at least 1, and maybe 2, to supplement my NX5U.

I love the ability to record to both SD card and the Flash at the same time. (I hope it has this capability!)
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 01:09 PM   #68
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I think it has just one slot that will take either SD or MemoryStick just like the CX700 that I am sure it is based on.

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Old May 23rd, 2011, 12:51 PM   #69
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While it might be handy to record to internal flash and the DSHC/MSProDuo slot simultaneously, I'd suspect it won't - transfer between the two should be fairly fast and easy though.
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 05:14 PM   #70
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All transfers on my CX700 are twice as slow as the other cameras I have. I do not have any of the previous CX version to tell whether it is any different as all my other consumer cameras are hard drive. The CX700 is just as slow transferring between the internal flash and the card slot. Last week I shot a theatre show with SR11, XR500, CX700 and NX5U of about 2hour and 30 mins. The NX5U FMU transferred in about 12 mins, the SR11 and XR500 in about 13 minutes. the CX700 took over 30 mins all were the same show length started and stopped at about the same time.

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Old May 24th, 2011, 04:35 AM   #71
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The UK price of this seems to be settling at the high end, from £2700-£3000 including VAT... which is a bit disappointing, given that it is $2700 in the US. Not unexpected though.
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Old May 25th, 2011, 11:59 AM   #72
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After about 4 weeks of trying to decide what would be best for my projects and after looking at the JVC HM100, Panasonic HMC150, Canon XF100, Canon XA10 and Sony AX2000, I've decided to purchase the Sony NX70. My projects are mainly posted on clients websites. Many projects are "Run and Gun" type shots. I contacted my friend that's a Sony rep who referred me to an Authorized Sony dealer selling the NX70U for $2671 (placed my 10% holding deposit yesterday). I can't mention the name on this site as they are not one of the affiliates (they are located in Illinois).

The NX70's are expected to hit the docks in the US early June from what I was told. B&H (preferred forum vendor) is taking pre-orders! So please support the forum vendors.

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Old May 25th, 2011, 02:15 PM   #73
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Just out of curiosity, what swayed you in favor of the Sony, as opposed to the XF100?
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Old May 25th, 2011, 02:22 PM   #74
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I don't know about Troy, but I went for the Sony because:

- It is waterproof and I live in Ireland
- CF cards are too expensive for me - SD media and built-in Flash is very useful
- 1080 50p!
- 4:2:2 and 50Mbps isn't hugely important to me
- I've always liked Sony (that's not scientific at all!)
- It seems to break down to a smaller size (removing the handle/XLR)

But, to be perfectly honest, there's not a lot of difference in it, from my perspective. Other people's perspectives will of course be different.
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Old May 25th, 2011, 06:00 PM   #75
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Adam, I've used Canon products in the past (previously owned XL1s and XL2). Also have owned numerous (too many to list) Sony products. I'm not going to start the "this product is better than that product arguments," I'm just partial to Sony on the support/ customer service end. However, to answer your question (sorry for the long intro) I have several "desert shoots" coming up and thought the dust/ rain proof (along with all the other listed features like 60P) would work for my needs!

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