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Old October 28th, 2010, 08:32 PM   #1
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Ex1r or ex3

Need a second camera, which one to get?
I prefer the ex3 because of the feel and better connectors,
but in terms of image and such which one is preferable?
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Old October 28th, 2010, 09:43 PM   #2
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Image wise they are exactly the same. If it is your second camera you may want the EX3 though, so you can lock timecode between the two for a two camera shoot.
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Old October 29th, 2010, 01:32 AM   #3
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Does the EX1R still have the IR issue?
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Old October 29th, 2010, 01:35 AM   #4
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Supposedly less so, but still a little controversy about it.
Do a search on this forum and you'll find threads about it.
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Old October 29th, 2010, 03:31 AM   #5
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1. If you do a lot of outdoor shooting in the bright sunshine in your country for sure go for the EX3 - the viewfinder arrangement is excellent*.
2. If you do a lot of travel (especially airline travel) with your camera go for an EX1r - it really is a lot easier to get into the carry on bins.
3. If IR is a concern, consider the new Canon XFs, but be aware that in low light the EXs have the edge (in my view, from what I've seen).

* Note - Even if you go for the EX1r or XF you might want to consider something like this - it'll still no way be as good as the real EX3 system (in my view) but some swear they work well.

http://www.hoodmanusa.com/products.asp?dept=1065

There may be the odd snippet of information in my personal review of the EX3 which might help you too.

http://www.shootingimage.co.uk/Sony%...EX3Review.html

Hope this helps!
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Old October 29th, 2010, 06:08 AM   #6
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Thank you for your input, andy i enjoyed your review, good luck with your work.
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Old October 29th, 2010, 12:29 PM   #7
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Boris,

What is your first camera? If you already have an EX3 then I'd probably go for the EX1r.

I however prefer the ergonomics of the EX3 and have Olaf's shoulder mount system which really makes it great for off tripod shots. I agree with Andy that the viewfinder on the EX3 is very good and I've got an lcd monitor for when I'm on sticks or director view.

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Old November 3rd, 2010, 06:43 PM   #8
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Got the ex3 - nice, need to learn it.
One thing though is annoying - not possible to change white balance preset. e.g CC filter/button.
First small test.
YouTube - New camera test1
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Old November 4th, 2010, 06:26 PM   #9
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You can change the WB preset value via the Picture Profile menus.
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