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I got a HDR-PJ710V last week and wanted to share some of the still photo feature. One thing I look for when purchasing a new camera is sample videos and photos and there doesn't seem to be any of the 2012 lineup yet.

One reason I wanted to get a "2012" video camera was for the 20+ MP stills and the other was for the balanced optical steady shot function, in hopes to replace my DSC-HX9V in some situations.

All photos are 100% original, in full automatic "photo mode", and in 24MP quality. Most of us know the actual sensor is not 24MP, but I tried all resolutions and the top 24MP setting produced the best results.

http://www.beep.ws/forforum/1.jpg
http://www.beep.ws/forforum/2.jpg
http://www.beep.ws/forforum/3.jpg
http://www.beep.ws/forforum/4.jpg
http://www.beep.ws/forforum/5.jpg
http://www.beep.ws/forforum/6.jpg
http://www.beep.ws/forforum/7.jpg
http://www.beep.ws/forforum/8.jpg
http://www.beep.ws/forforum/9.jpg
http://www.beep.ws/forforum/10.jpg
http://www.beep.ws/forforum/11.jpg
http://www.beep.ws/forforum/12.jpg
http://www.beep.ws/forforum/13.jpg

Personally I think the photos are just "ok" IMHO. Some did turn out good while others were eh. The way I view them are in Acdsee fit to width. I have a DSC-HX9V and was hoping the quality would view similar but its just too off for me. Im probably going to return the camera and get the lower cost HDR-CX580V as the balanced optical steady shot is not worth the $500 premium. Im not including video samples in the thread, but in real life use, the balanced optical steady shot does make a difference but its so small of a difference its just not worth it, IMHO.


April 25 -- Video Samples
Here are two video samples of the Balanced Optical Steady Shot.

Walking and selecting the 3 steady shoot options. I am walking (normally) and have the menu open. I stared with "off", then in 5 seconds, selected "standard", then in 5 seconds selected "active". Then I repeated. This is 100% original and recorded as one file.
http://www.beep.ws/forforum/WalkingA...Steadyshot.mts

Walking in the same spot 3x with off/standard/BOSS. 100% original but joined with MTS_FileJoiner.
http://www.beep.ws/forforum/SteadyShakeSampleJoined.mts
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I also have the HX9V and find myself using more often than my Panasonic SDT-750 (almost like the TM900).

I've been looking for comments on the Balanced Steady Shot. The press a few months ago was impressive and Sony is saying it's 13x better than some previous model. There were some impressive posts a few weeks ago with links from an Italian shooting the European version in Venice.

I'm disappointed you don't find it working well.

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I probably saw the same video samples you saw too. The way I use the camcorder is I have it on one hand and walk around enjoying the moment. Im not trying hard to keep it steady, but trying. My current camera is the HX9V and my previous camcorder is HDR-CX350V. Both have active steady shot and was pretty good, I just had problems with "duck waddle" and other what seems to be sharp moves. Granted, Im not trying super hard to keep it steady, im just walking around normal, the Balanced Optical Steady Shot DOES improve a little, but the "waddle" and sharp moves are still there. I just dont think its worth haveing to spending a minimum of $1300 for the lowest end model to get the optical steady shot model.
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I got a HDR-PJ710V last week and wanted to share some of the still photo feature. One thing I look for when purchasing a new camera is sample videos and photos and there doesn't seem to be any of the 2012 lineup yet.

One reason I wanted to get a "2012" video camera was for the 20+ MP stills and the other was for the balanced optical steady shot function, in hopes to replace my DSC-HX9V in some situations.

All photos are 100% original, in full automatic "photo mode", and in 24MP quality. Most of us know the actual sensor is not 24MP, but I tried all resolutions and the top 24MP setting produced the best results.

http://www.beep.ws/forforum/1.jpg
http://www.beep.ws/forforum/2.jpg
http://www.beep.ws/forforum/3.jpg
http://www.beep.ws/forforum/4.jpg
http://www.beep.ws/forforum/5.jpg
http://www.beep.ws/forforum/6.jpg
http://www.beep.ws/forforum/7.jpg
http://www.beep.ws/forforum/8.jpg
http://www.beep.ws/forforum/9.jpg
http://www.beep.ws/forforum/10.jpg
http://www.beep.ws/forforum/11.jpg
http://www.beep.ws/forforum/12.jpg
http://www.beep.ws/forforum/13.jpg

Personally I think the photos are just "ok" IMHO. Some did turn out good while others were eh. The way I view them are in Acdsee fit to width. I have a DSC-HX9V and was hoping the quality would view similar but its just too off for me. Im probably going to return the camera and get the lower cost HDR-CX580V as the balanced optical steady shot is not worth the $500 premium. Im not including video samples in the thread, but in real life use, the balanced optical steady shot does make a difference but its so small of a difference its just not worth it, IMHO.

Based on your shots, I have to agree.

Im not feeling the quality of those still shots.
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April 25 -- Video Samples
Here are two video samples of the Balanced Optical Steady Shot.

Walking and selecting the 3 steady shoot options. I am walking (normally) and have the menu open. I stared with "off", then in 5 seconds, selected "standard", then in 5 seconds selected "active". Then I repeated. This is 100% original and recorded as one file.
http://www.beep.ws/forforum/WalkingA...Steadyshot.mts
http://youtu.be/X2oCmjmaq80 <- Youtube Upload

Walking in the same spot 3x with off/standard/BOSS. 100% original but joined with MTS_FileJoiner.
http://www.beep.ws/forforum/SteadyShakeSampleJoined.mts
http://youtu.be/DyrlwdR6dfQ <- Youtube Upload
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Thanks for sharing, just slightly hard to see the differences with such short time spans in the first video. I could tell a little more in the second one.

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