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Old January 31st, 2016, 05:38 PM   #1
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sony rx10mk2 as interview camera

i do many doc-type shoots.

i was looking for a small non-intrusive camera for those very small interviews where some folks would truly be uncomfortable with a "real" rig.

i was looking at the sony rx10 mk2 as a possible solution.

i had also spent a week looking at the canon xc10.

much of the web chatter suggests that each camera has its charms but neither produces a very sharp, engaging image.

i wonder what other's experiences have been with the rx10mk2 as an interview camera.

thanks in advance for any info you care to share.

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Old January 31st, 2016, 10:21 PM   #2
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I use the RX10 first version and its perfect for everything. I just shot a 1hr doco on this thing and it's held up great.
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Old February 1st, 2016, 12:42 AM   #3
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i do many doc-type shoots.

i was looking for a small non-intrusive camera for those very small interviews where some folks would truly be uncomfortable with a "real" rig.

i was looking at the sony rx10 mk2 as a possible solution.

i had also spent a week looking at the canon xc10. . . . . . .

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Both of these cameras will produce very usable images but the problem as always is how to get decent interview audio out of a DSLR type setup.

By the time that has been resolved with strapped on mics or an external recorder you are starting to build up your equipment again and I feel you would be better off with a C100 with dedicated audio inputs which is not really that much bigger?

But both of these cameras are great for unobtrusive observational filming. I had the Canon XC10 and whilst really liking the ergonomics swapped it out for the RX10 mk2 which I felt produced sharper images and also has the bonus of providing brilliant slo-mo.
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Old February 1st, 2016, 01:31 PM   #4
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mark/simon-

thank you for adding to the conversation.

any links that you can share of sony rx10 mk2 footage?

(or even canon xc10 footage as a comparison would be appreciated)

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Old February 8th, 2016, 08:55 AM   #5
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Lots of footage to be found on Vimeo, here is one that I liked:
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Old February 8th, 2016, 09:15 AM   #6
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Sorry, that appeared to not work.
Search on Vimeo for baking with Betty RX10
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