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Old April 13th, 2008, 05:42 PM   #136
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Not sure if anyone is interested. But I have a written and video review of the EX3 here: http://www.philipbloom.co.uk/Philip_Bloom/XDCAMEX3.html
It's playing pretty choppy here due to the load, but I loved hearing the Brian Eno music at the start....off to the rest of the video.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 05:48 PM   #137
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Great work Phil!

Now that it's official.. Any news on what will be included in the EX1 firmware upgrade?
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Old April 13th, 2008, 05:53 PM   #138
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Thanks for posting the review Philip,
I take back my gruff attitude, July is a decent period to introduce an change,. Looks like a very good upgrade. The viewfinder thing is big to me.

Any of the other changes I was hoping for in the camera?

- a real distance readout on the viewfinder
- a second white balance pre-set
- did they add a status window that shows you your PP settings at a glance.


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Old April 13th, 2008, 06:15 PM   #139
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Thanks Phil. Enjoyed watching your on-camera talents too!

The announcement made me annoyed initially, but what can you do. Unless you have a bottomless budget, things get pretty obsolete pretty quickly. The Canon H1/A1 comparison was what I was thinking, and again, the images are going to be the same.

Anyways, Phil thanks for your hard work.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 06:22 PM   #140
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Thanks Phil ...

Great to see this camera come out and as you said in the article, this puts pressure on the camera producers to step up to the plate.
This camera has the qualities that I've always wanted in a small form camera, so, I'm in when they come out. The off putting problems with the EX1, rolling shutter (not really a problem) and back focus issues, always kept me a little edgy on the EX1.
I'm sure there will be something on the EX3 that will cause some problems but Sony seems to have it's fingers on the pulse of what people want to have in a small form camera!
Thanks Sony!
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Old April 13th, 2008, 06:34 PM   #141
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This is unreal!
This thread was started yesterday and has almost 8,500 reads.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 06:42 PM   #142
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Great review, Philip, especially the video one. Very informative and enthusiastic. I'm guessing you like it, hehe... Thanks so much for doing it and letting us know.

Boy, oh boy times are good with all these great cameras coming out. Can't wait to see Scarlet and the responses from Panasonic and Canon.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 06:58 PM   #143
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Great review, and nice looking camera. If i was rich enough i would like to upgrade just for the better build aspects really, however i'm comforted in knowing that the EX3 won't produce 'better images' than the EX1, rather it just makes things a little easier and more practical.
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what 20x lens do you have ?

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it's the canon one without extender. cant remember model number
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Great work Phil!

Now that it's official.. Any news on what will be included in the EX1 firmware upgrade?

still really sketchy. They will implement the backfocus adjustment featured in the ex3 menu but hidden in the ex1 system menu. other than that they havent told. I have a v long list of wants for me!
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Thanks for posting the review Philip,
I take back my gruff attitude, July is a decent period to introduce an change,. Looks like a very good upgrade. The viewfinder thing is big to me.

Any of the other changes I was hoping for in the camera?

- a real distance readout on the viewfinder
- a second white balance pre-set
- did they add a status window that shows you your PP settings at a glance.


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No no and no, i think. But i dont have it anymore and would need to check. Am shooting here in vegas with my ex1 and lovely letus ultimate (until i give it back tomorrow morning and go back to the extreme!)
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Old April 13th, 2008, 07:07 PM   #147
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Thanks for the review Phil I like the video. Too bad it's not 4:2:2.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 07:09 PM   #148
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true but I guess you just look at it as the EX1 in a different body. A 4:2:2 camera I am sure will come out some day.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 07:10 PM   #149
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It looks great, I'd definitely change my EX1 for an EX3 simply because of the viewfinder.

Thanks Phil.
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Oh, and I have being in front of the camera, much happier the other side. Awkward as well as I filmed it myself. Crazy!
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