Originally Posted by thedest
I need something that can shoot vivid and low noise videos at night, in the streets and indoors at night with dim light.
that kind of quality would be enough for me: http://vimeo.com/55604121
I think it would do that. I don't see that as very low light. Instead, I would consider lots of artificial light at night. People can see where they are walking without flashlights! It is high contrast and colorful. Big city night shots are a lot different than shooting the black lab hiding under the back porch near midnight!
I looked through my videos and found a couple that were indoors in dark rooms with weird light. The camera did fine. One was of my daughter-in-law and her sister dancing to a new video game and the primary light was the TV itself. There is a bad lamp in the back of the room. https://vimeo.com/54156656
. The RX100 was in 1080p60 on full automatic.
For what it's worth, the two charming and beautiful young girls to the left that are watching their mom and aunt make fools of themselves are my granddaughters. I'm mentioned them many times in posts because they are my partners in SS&G Productions. They started my interest in videography and are quite good at it.
I've got both video and stills of a solo performer in a blackened theater where there was a single spot light providing contrast similar to a night city shot. The RX100 did fine.
I've also got some near dark sunsets where the camera did fine. I seem to be avoiding the big cities these days, but I recall seeing similar video of Hong Kong when the RX100 was new and I was shopping.
I don't think a city at night would be much of a challenge for the RX100. It is so small that holding it still would be the challenge.
I'm currently hiding with a bunch of other old people in an Arizona RV park where it will be sunny and 75 today. The streets are lined with street lamps. I'll try to shoot a couple of clips tonight when it gets dark. It won't be the same as a big city, but I might learn something.