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Old November 19th, 2013, 02:40 PM   #46
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I have only ever been impressed by this camera on paper, not one of the multiple videos I have ever seen from this camera has ever impressed me whatsoever in any way.
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Old November 19th, 2013, 03:17 PM   #47
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And here is one more RX10 I found on YouTube
Colour and sharpness looks great, but I see that on the faces especially burned out highlights when it gets hit by a spotlight, I think the way the camera deals with the highlights is it's Achilles heel.
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Old November 19th, 2013, 04:20 PM   #48
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I totally agree with highlight handling, all the clips that I have seen show blown out hot spots. Fun camera I reckon with ability to take stills.
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Old November 19th, 2013, 07:40 PM   #49
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i'll hold my judgement till i get it and put it in neutral with contrast dialed down
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Old November 19th, 2013, 08:07 PM   #50
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Based on my experience with the RX100, there should be lots of adjustability, meaning lots of opportunity to also "get it wrong" with this camera. Took me a while to get a handle on the RX100... now I don't hesitate to shoot video with the RX100M2...

I'd suggest start with the EV shift to the negative side (overexposing being well documented to be a Sony tendency), and also fiddle with the DRO setting...
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Old November 19th, 2013, 09:14 PM   #51
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do you have any rx100 samples you can post that handle highlights well?
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Old November 19th, 2013, 09:18 PM   #52
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Based on my experience with the RX100, there should be lots of adjustability, meaning lots of opportunity to also "get it wrong" with this camera. Took me a while to get a handle on the RX100...
That's the same for me -- since I'm not using my RX100 very often, I always get a bit bewildered when I finally power it up. My little Leica, on the other hand, is more of an idiot-proof point & shoot'er.

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Old November 20th, 2013, 05:25 AM   #53
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I am considering getting this camera so here is my question: it has no native 1080/30p which is a format I must use, out of the options it does have which should I use to latter conform it to 1080/30p?
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Old November 20th, 2013, 05:28 AM   #54
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Can't you just add a 60p file in a 30p project? I do this all the time in edius (mixing 50p and 25p)
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Old November 20th, 2013, 07:23 AM   #55
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I'm sure I could, I'm just asking this august group what they think is the best way to do this
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Old November 21st, 2013, 04:07 PM   #56
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Just got the RX10 - anyone else got it yet? Going to be a few days before I try it out tho...
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Old November 21st, 2013, 07:13 PM   #57
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You are one of the first it seems and you dear to let everyone wait for some decent footage? Shame on you. :)
I must admit I had an eye on the rx10 as well and almost pre-ordered untill I saw that random "blown highlights" footage that has been posted so far on youtube, so instead I blew my budget on a 25mm f1.4 leica and a 7,5mm fisheye for my gh3 last week, I still need a longer zoom though as I only got a 12-35mm and it's either gonna be a 35-100mm or the rx10 but then I sure need to see some awesome footage from the rx10 to convince me not to get the 35-100mm instead, so far I"m only partially impressed and waiting for people like you to prove me wrong and then to find out you don't have time, pff. (just kidding :)
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Old November 22nd, 2013, 01:05 AM   #58
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Noa -
You're already familiar with Sony cameras, so you are probably used to the overexposure tendency - there is also a DRO setting with 5 levels that should be able to flatten things out a bit too...

I've been looking through my RX100M2 clips (mostly casual family stuff), I am not seeing any real "blown highlights", but I haven't seen anything where a little manual tweaking couldn't take the exposure down if/when/as needed. I need to figure out which drive I stuck the footage we shot at night time cart racing on - the RX100M2 was struggling (a place the f/2.8 would have been a big help!), but it looked pretty good on first review...

The RX10 with ND filters and the aperture adjustment presents another set of "tweaks" available while shooting. I already mentioned I found the 100 to be a bit to learn - one might almost say "too many" adjustments - probably not something the "average" user will be prepared for, to be honest.

I hope to pick one of these up once a few people buy them and find them to be "too much camera" - you'd be surprised how many people think "point & shoot" and then find out that to get the most out of the camera they should learn a little more about how cameras work... wish I had hands on one to play with a bit, but holiday budgets and all that!
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Old November 22nd, 2013, 02:09 AM   #59
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Hey Ian, when you have had a good test run with the camera please share some footage and your thoughts.
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do you have any rx100 samples you can post that handle highlights well?
I shot this silly & spontaneous DOF'y cat video with my RX100 in bright sunny daylight:


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