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Old May 3rd, 2015, 06:35 PM   #181
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Here's my wish list:
Internal 4:2:2
Better Gamma curves like (Gamma 4 in the A7s)
Swivel LCD screen
I know it's a 1 inch sensor but better low light performance for video.

I'm thinking of adding the A7s with the Sony10-18mm f/4 OSS Alpha E-mount Wide-Angle Zoom Lens both for low light situations and I need a wide frame.
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Old May 4th, 2015, 05:07 PM   #182
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It's a rather silly limitation, supposedly a left over from "another era" tax laws when still and video cameras were two entirely different animals... really should be eliminated, but it's easy enough to work around in practice.
While it is what it is, a reviewer of the camera pointed out, last year, that the time limit "could" be due to cooling issues. I forget what he felt about the camera could make it susceptible to overheating but it seemed to make sense when I read it. He was speculating of course.
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Old May 4th, 2015, 05:46 PM   #183
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The Lcd display, is it not very difficult to see what your recording in bright sunlight?
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Old May 4th, 2015, 05:55 PM   #184
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Very difficult, you need an LCD hood from Amazon. I can't tell you the details, but measure your screen then find the right size.
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Old May 4th, 2015, 06:02 PM   #185
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OK Jeff, Thanks.
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Old May 4th, 2015, 06:20 PM   #186
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The Lcd display, is it not very difficult to see what your recording in bright sunlight?
The camera has a excellent viewfinder, I never use the lcd screen.
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Old May 4th, 2015, 07:46 PM   #187
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I remember the LCD hood I had was a Belkin. I lost it a few months ago and it took me a minute to think of it.

Noa's right, the viewfinder is great, but if you rely on the LCD screen as I do the RX10 is very difficult to use under sunny conditions. And it does not articulate, which makes it even trickier.
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Old May 4th, 2015, 09:50 PM   #188
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While it is what it is, a reviewer of the camera pointed out, last year, that the time limit "could" be due to cooling issues. I forget what he felt about the camera could make it susceptible to overheating but it seemed to make sense when I read it. He was speculating of course.
I'm familiar with overheating issues in certain APS-C Sony cameras... I think there is a warning in the manual, but I don't recall seeing ANY reports of an RX10 overheating (or an RX100, which is smaller and would be more likely to have issues dissipating heat), and never run into it myself doing the aforementioned "double tap" on the record on this or other small sensor Sony cams I've worked with.

I'm sure in hot enough conditions you "could" run into overheating, but unlike some Sonys with "known issues", I'd relegate the "review" to speculation without verification...
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Old May 5th, 2015, 04:11 AM   #189
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OK, thanks.
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Old May 5th, 2015, 05:38 AM   #190
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I have had the RX10 on for long periods and not had any overheating issues.
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Old May 5th, 2015, 06:09 AM   #191
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I have had the RX10 on for long periods and not had any overheating issues.
Hi Simon, how long was the camera on at any one time?
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Old May 6th, 2015, 08:32 AM   #192
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"Thank you, your order has been placed"

Well, just placed an order for the RX10 from Amazon. (no new in stock at the moment but had one in the Amazon Warehouse Deals section, 50 cheaper)
Want to say a big thank you, to you all for your advice and help.
Might need a bit of help with picture profiles :)

Looking forward to receiving it now.

Thank you all again.
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Old May 6th, 2015, 04:59 PM   #193
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I would say the longest was about 2hrs, mind you the camera was stopped during between takes for re-framing etc...
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I would say the longest was about 2hrs, mind you the camera was stopped during between takes for re-framing etc...
Thanks Simon. 2hrs, good to know.
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Old May 9th, 2015, 09:32 PM   #195
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I found a great solution for getting time-lapse into the RX10. It's called the "Mudder Wired Timer Remote Shutter Release Control Cable Cord Intervalometer" Or "Shoot"

This unit is so easy to use and requires 2 x batteries. There is no off switch so remember to remove the batteries after use.

Now I can shoot time lapses with the RX10.
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