Many posters appear to be particularly interested in the dim light performance from camcorders. How do they do at night, in dim locations?
Reviews often at best show us static shots of test charts, but one really needs to see actual videos. Here are four videos focused on night shots and dim-light shots:
Canon EOS M:
From dark movie-theater corridors, to underground eateries, down in the subway, and night trains, to stores outside late at night. Manual audio (there is natural audio - people talking; trains arriving; train horns, announcements and bells; cars whooshing by; and a trumpet - like in life. No music sound track).
The Canon has a big sensor, so with a fast lens it is ideal for dim light, in theory.
Street scenes, fountains, TV, the Loop, lights, and flaming baton twirling, all at night in Chicago.
The GW77V has a fast lens, and tiny sensor.
Outdoor holiday religious and traditional symbols at Christmas, and carol singing at night in an urban setting.
The CX760V has a fast lens, and small sensor.
Pepster return's (abridged) fireworks video shot with the EOS M:
At night, with great sound.
So how do you judge: how are the colors? how much visible noise? how are the blacks (the dominant night color)? resolution? motion artifacts (due to cheating by using a slow shutter)?
Anyone else have good examples of their own?