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Old February 1st, 2016, 09:01 PM   #196
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Re: Sony PXW-FS5 - Initial User Impressions

No, the price does not justify the camera for this camera. At $6000, I expect certain features to just work and not have artificial limits that only really is justified on it's DSLR lower down models.

From weird EVF issues during simultaneous recording, to noise reduction issues... This should have been priced around the same as the DVX200.
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Old February 1st, 2016, 11:52 PM   #197
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Re: Sony PXW-FS5 - Initial User Impressions

I think it's reasonably priced. Yes there are features that aren't working yet and some small teething issues, but Sony are quick with firmware updates (as they've just demonstrated).

It's a super 35mm camera with interchangeable lenses, 422 10-bit HD, UHD recording, a relatively decent codec (not AVCHD), super slow motion modes, etc... There are no other cameras on the market that I know of that can match all of those features for anywhere near that price.
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Old March 20th, 2016, 07:18 PM   #198
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Found it! Face Detection must be turned OFF for this Direct Menu control to work, via button 5 on the side handgrip - or any other button you might asign. This (and a few other notes) are on page 55.

Just posting this in case this baffles anyone else!

Also, I just discovered the tiny button 6 tucked away round the back, inside edge of the side handgrip. Have assigned it to Centre Scan for now. There are so many control options on this grip :-)
THANK YOU ANDY!

Spend a couple hours wrestling with this exact problem today. I even initialized my FS5 settings to try and figure why my "Direct" menu option disappeared.

Who knew it was something obscure like "face detection" that was blocking this.

Thanks again!

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