Are you sure it shoots 300fps progressive? I couldn't find that anywhere in
the specs. That would be very impressive.
On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 4:50 PM, David Jones <david.jones@...> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 7:17 AM, David Jones <david.jones@...>
> > On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 4:55 AM, Caleb Clark <calebjc@...> wrote:
> >> Oh wise list.
> >> I've got $2000 to spend for a university on a documentation kit (photos
> >> web site and printed brochures, YouTube channel videos of interviews and
> >> talks). I'm wishing for a dSLR that has a mic port, so I can buy just
> >> camera, but it seems that might be a bit premature. I love Canon's FS200
> >> type cameras (I actually like the tiny on camera fill LED light), but
> >> prefer to stay away from AVCHD and just have a nice .mp4, .mov, or even
> >> file to work with on Mac or PC basic editing platforms, but that's not
> >> crucial. I just have the feeling that AVCHD is so temporary...I don't
> >> HD practically, but 16x9 I would like. Xacti's come to mind, if they
> >> too wiggy with their UI and have some audio level control.
> One other thing I forgot to mention.
> I was going to get the Canon FS200, but the small sensor size turned
> me off. It's only got a tiny 1/6" CCD sensor (4.3mm^2), that's
> basically the smallest on the market.
> The Xacti on the other hand has a comparatively huge 1/2.5" CMOS
> sensor (25mm^2).
> See here:
> There is also a big difference in the lens. The Xacti has a huge fast
> F1.8 to F2.5 over a 10x zoom range, but the Canon has an inferior F2.0
> to F5.2 over a (gimmicky) 37x zoom range. More zoom is NOT good, it
> just means a smaller sensor size and slower lens for a given zoom
> Those things can make a huge difference in lower light and other image
> performance issues.
> So for the same price as the FS200, with the Xacti I got full HD, Hot
> Shoe, much bigger lens and sensor, and 300fps high speed shooting
> (useful to me, useless for some).
> No contest IMO.
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