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Old March 2nd, 2010, 09:49 PM   #1
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Just finished my first project with a new EX1R

Wow, I love this camera. The video looks sharper than the stills shot with a Nikon D300. Put it through its paces with time lapse, slow and fast motion, day and night shots. I found it easy to use although I did buy and watch the Doug Jensen DVD which helped quite a bit.

A few observations...going to need another battery as the stock doesn't last long enough. Also wish the slow motion was possible at the highest resolution although the 1280 x 720 is acceptable. The XDCAM format is easier to edit than I expected, much better than AVCHD, and the tapeless workflow rocks.

Was it worth the price? After seeing the quality it's capable of I would have to say yes.
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Old March 3rd, 2010, 05:21 PM   #2
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Thanks for the review. I am looking very strongly at the EX1R. Did the box come with mic included?
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Old March 6th, 2010, 08:31 PM   #3
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It has built in mics but I haven't used them yet, only outboard wireless so far.
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