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Old February 18th, 2010, 12:25 PM   #1
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Sony PMW-350k


I am pretty interested in the PMW-350k camera with the nanoflash recorder but i can only find the airshow samples online.

Is there a good review with good samples somewhere?

I own 2 Ex1 Cameras which i love, but i would like to have less grain in the mid grey tones, more dynamic range, better low light, less dof, more detail in fine patterns like grass and more room for grading.

I am not shure if the 350k will give me all of this.

Maybe someone can give me some info on this.


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Old February 18th, 2010, 01:13 PM   #2
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Those are exactly the benefits, all of them. The detail of the EX1 is very close, but there too the PMW350K is just a little bit more transparent, a little more effortless. The other differences are more pronounced, particularly dynamic range. That said, when you reach the performance level of the EX1, further improvements are marginal. Where it really starts to show is when the ambient light levels start to go down, the PMW is so noise free in the mid tones, the shadows. The colors with the PMW also seem a little more faithful. The differences are not large.

There are situational benefits to either cam. Size and portability of the EX1 gets you into some opportunities. The PMW being so good, does not diminish that the EX1 is also still very good in low light, in dynamic range, in detail, in dof. I would not advocate obsessing over these generally small differences. You will notice them but many others will not. The EX1 will not present a roadblock that can only be overcome by the PMW. Your talent will be the deciding factor.
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