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Old July 12th, 2010, 08:24 PM   #1
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question of nxcam sharpness

im looking into getting this cam prior to the pmw320 for a small hd cam for events. ive read posts mentioning the picture being soft. where is there a recent extensive review and or info on users who have shot with ex1s/3s and can give a good comparison as to the sharpness of the nxcam. i know it wont do as well in lowlight due to the smaller chips but in a well lit situation be it artificial or daylight, how well does the nxcam look say compared to the ex cams.
ive also heard issues of backfocus issues on it. input welcome.
OMT, how is the vf on this camera, hopefully better than that on the ex1r
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Old July 13th, 2010, 04:17 AM   #2
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You might find the softness and backfocus complaints are related - I know of at least one review (can't remember if it was for the NX5, AX200, FX1000 or Z5U which all share the same imaging block) where the critic said it was very soft, but on closer inspection of the sample images you could see his focus was actaully off, and those parts that were actually in focus were quite sharp.
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Old July 13th, 2010, 09:39 AM   #3
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I received my NX5U Friday and I used it as a 2nd camera. My primary camera is the EX3. Picture quality the Ex3 is better. If you never shot with a EX camera in the past, the NX5 picture quality and sharpness is very good. It is a mixed feeling since both are great cameras and both have their pros and cons.

If you have the money for an EX camera go for it, however, you can not beat the quality and memory cost of the NX5
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