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Old April 4th, 2015, 09:39 AM   #1
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Sony PXW-X200 vs Sony PMW-400K sensitivity at various gain levels

Here's a quick test I did because I had both the Sony X200 and PMW-400K - notice how close the sensitivity is at the various gain levels:
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Old April 5th, 2015, 01:07 AM   #2
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Re: Sony PXW-X200 vs Sony PMW-400K sensitivity at various gain levels

Some of the help the X200 gets is from it's image processing. Granted, the 400K uses 2/3'' sensors, it may need less processing to get to it's sensitivity level.

Faster lenses might help in the 400K's situation, whereas the X200 is a fixed lens camera. I have no doubts a X300 is coming soon. I hope they remove the software lockout of higher voltages on the DC IN that they introduced on the PMW-300.
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Re: Sony PXW-X200 vs Sony PMW-400K sensitivity at various gain levels

In the world of 2/3" B4 lenses, ENG/EFP's are pretty much stuck at f1.8. A long time ago, the first gen IF Canon wide J8x6 went to f1.6. :)

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Old April 8th, 2015, 09:32 PM   #4
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Re: Sony PXW-X200 vs Sony PMW-400K sensitivity at various gain levels

I'm talking about using SLR lens adapters with a 50mm 1.4 or something similar.

I like ENG lenses, but expanding using a 2x extender to Super35 isn't efficient. I like 2/3'' to MFT cause x2 is exactly 4/3''. Really wishing the AF200 would come out.
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