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Old April 13th, 2007, 09:37 PM   #1
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VX2100 color vs VX2000

I've had a VX2000 for several years and just got a VX2100 today. I guess I wasn't surprised by my A/Bs since I've seen this with every other VX2100 I've handled. So my question is, is it just me or does anyone else notice the VX2100 is somewhat 'magenta' relative to the VX2000. I see this in both indoor and outdoor lighting. As I said, I don't think it's at all unique to the VX2100 I just bought, since I've seen this with other 2100s I've handled.

This comparison is with both cams in the auto position and I know that MWB can take care of this issue. But nonetheless, with both cams in auto, it seems the VX2000 has a more neutral color balance. Anyone else notice this?

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Old April 14th, 2007, 03:02 AM   #2
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yes it is normal.
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Old April 14th, 2007, 06:42 AM   #3
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Thanks Giroud. Do you feel that the VX2000 is actually more color-accurate in the 'auto' position than the VX2100? This is what my eyes are telling me. I can't imagine why Sony messed with the already very accurate color of the VX2000.

I plan to do some testing today in a non A/B manner since sometimes doing these A/Bs tests can actually heighten the apparent difference between two cameras.
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Old April 14th, 2007, 02:32 PM   #4
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I don't know. I prefer the VX2000 render, but it seems sony goes to a cooler rendering for the VX2100. technical reason ? we will never know
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Old April 16th, 2007, 04:47 PM   #5
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When I made the same switch, from 2000 to 2100 I noticed that the vx2100 had more earthy tones. I'm not sure if that's a magenta shift but I thought it'd help to mention this.
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Old April 16th, 2007, 05:19 PM   #6
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Thanks Amit. Truth be told, as I use the VX2100 more, I'm actually finding the color to be more accurate. When you do an A/B with the 2000/2100, since the 2000 leans a bit toward the yellow/green, the 2100 by comparison looks a bit magenta. But when the 2100 is used on its own, it looks excellent.
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Old April 20th, 2007, 01:17 AM   #7
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Compared to the several other Sony camcorders I've had, dating back 18 years, my VX2100 looks cooler in its default color settings. I like this, as when I compare the results to the real-life subjects, they look more accurate.
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Old April 20th, 2007, 07:39 AM   #8
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Yeah, that's what I'm finding too Steve. I think it is a more accurate rendition than many of the Sonys I've had in the past.
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