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Old March 15th, 2007, 09:24 AM   #1
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XL2 - worried about lowlight

I have an XL1 and an XL1S. On my last gig my cam guy dropped my xl1 when taking if off a tripod. The lens broke off the body :(

So rather than repairing Im thinking of replacing it with an XL2.

I saw a large improvement in low light ability from XL1 to XL1s. But from the attached review of XL2 they say when shooting in 4:3 mode the low light performance of XL2 is worse than XL1s. Is this true? Perhaps I should just buy a used XL1s?

..."Due to its 16:9-native chips, the XL2 comes out slightly ahead in resolution when shooting wide-screen, but loses its advantage when shooting 4:3. Perhaps due to its smaller pixels, the XL2 is slightly worse in low light and also offers somewhat less latitude."...


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Old March 15th, 2007, 10:05 AM   #2
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Please post any replies to one of those discussions -- in the future please search first before starting a new thread about a previously discussed topic. Thanks in advance,

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