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Old February 23rd, 2010, 06:14 PM   #16
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Very interesting -- thanks!
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 07:33 PM   #17
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Looks very much like a comparison between my V1U and EX1 - definite low light advantage of the EX1 and definite sharpness increase - looking back over old clips with the V1U (and FX1 before that) - they now almost look like SD compared to the EX1.
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Old February 24th, 2010, 02:12 AM   #18
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Looks to be an exact half stop difference between the two cameras, but your tests don't show the very real differential focus advantages the bigger chips bestow, at the same field of view and aperture.
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Old February 24th, 2010, 02:15 AM   #19
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Old February 24th, 2010, 02:18 AM   #20
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the main question to me is if this new NXCAM will give me the same or even a similar quality than the EX1, or is it going to be basically the same kind of HD I get now from my V1U??
The NX5 will never match the EX1-R and it's not designed to, it's aimed at a different market. It's certainly a step up on the V1 as those tiny " chips struggle in the dark, and HDV has had its day, the production lines have ceased.

So no, the NX will never match the EX but then it does have its own advantages - like less mass, more zoom, on-board GPS, a lot cheaper and so on.

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Old March 2nd, 2010, 03:43 AM   #21
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i just read through this thread, unless something changed, the nx5cam is Full raster 1920x1080...
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 05:47 AM   #22
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The recording format is 1920x1080, but the chips on the NXCAM can't fully do that justice - they are only 1 megapixel, not the 2 megapixel that are really needed to do 1920x1080 justice. (And which the EX has.)
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 06:32 AM   #23
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oh ok....all in account shooting a indie film, post processing, then to dvd/blu-ray/online, will there be a big advantage/quality difference between the 2?
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 06:46 AM   #24
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I'd expect the EX to be better. The 2 megapixel chips don't simply mean sharper, they mean you can reduce detail enhancement without the picture looking too soft - that equates to "more natural".

Bigger chips also mean less depth of field, and there are a host of other differencesin practical use. True manual lenses for example, not via servo.
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 06:58 AM   #25
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i know this may be slightly off subject but is this a good deal? and can this camera live up to the ex1r or nx5u?

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Old March 2nd, 2010, 12:14 PM   #27
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My first glance at the NX5 gave me the impression that it would be about the size and weight of the V1- and be a considerable advantage over the EX1 in that department.
But looking closely at the specs, the EX1 is actually only about a pound heavier.
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