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Old November 20th, 2007, 09:31 AM   #1
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Adam Wilt gets his hands on a PRE-EX1

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Old November 20th, 2007, 10:15 AM   #2
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Adam's hard work

Thanks Adam for his hard work for presenting his Impression on an "an engineering sample" on Nov 18, when, everybody else in rest of the world is now playing the EX Toy at home for Thanksgiving!

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Old November 20th, 2007, 10:20 AM   #3
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John, it's important to understand how some online publishers work... Adam wrote that piece several weeks ago. The publisher is only now running it, for whatever reason... could have been an agreement with Sony, or they were behind on their workload, or a variety of other factors. Cut Adam some slack please.
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Old November 20th, 2007, 12:11 PM   #4
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Excellent work as always

Regardless of timing, his findings are very interesting. Adam has noted a few things which other reviewers haven't, and I for one appreciate the review. These are also the first hard ISO rating numbers that I've seen (320 @ 24p).
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Old November 20th, 2007, 02:33 PM   #5
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True, though it was a pre-production model.
One thing for sure, based on all we've seen so far and heard directly from Redrock with their M2 test, the EX1 is really sensitive. Of course we were hoping this since it uses 1/2" sensors.
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Old November 20th, 2007, 05:48 PM   #6
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The only thing I found surprising were his comments on the ergonomics:
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The camera is the least handholdable Handycam I've used, handily displacing the HVX200 in this regard.
Whilst I don't think it's particularly good in this regard, and at this size and weight feel it should be more along the lines of the JVC 251, my first impressions were that it was at least considerably better than such as the Z1 or the HVX200 - nearly all due to the rotating handgrip. Unlike those two, that does at least allow it to be held to the eye without twisting the wrist.
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Old November 20th, 2007, 06:00 PM   #7
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He says thats due to the handle shape. It's one of the first things I noticed with mine as well, the handle is curved and the strap is low so the camera naturally rotates until it rests in the bottom of your palm. I found the only way to hold it level with one hand was to tip my hand back to around 45 degrees.
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