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post #3751 of 3763 Old 09-16-2016, 02:11 PM
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If low light performance is a prime concern which one of these produce better? Based on the specs AX100 should be better
but how does it look and compare in reality?
I understand that the ax100 will be better in low light due to the larger sensor, however i don't really know. Bcnews on yt has videos from both cameras as I am sure other members do on here. I live in a dark country town not a city, so will be off to shoot in London one day next week... The ax53 is very good. The ability to do slow motion is very handy:
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If low light performance is a prime concern which one of these produce better? Based on the specs AX100 should be better
but how does it look and compare in reality?
This about all of the low light footage that I have shot but am more than happy with. However the thunderstorm upload has some nasty compression..
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If low light performance is a prime concern which one of these produce better? Based on the specs AX100 should be better
but how does it look and compare in reality?
I have shot a video on a dark road with a petrol station as a bright light source. I went from zero gain on AGC to twenty four dB and I am pleased to say how usable it seems (no YT compression). I will post this in a day or two as I have just done my unboxing and today a selection of clips. London beckons probably Friday for a London night shooting fest..

I did the clips because when I rendered my unboxing ( a mix of shots from the PJ620 and AX53) it was all HD..

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I have shot a video on a dark road with a petrol station as a bright light source. I went from zero gain on AGC to twenty four dB and I am pleased to say how usable it seems (no YT compression). I will post this in a day or two as I have just done my unboxing and today a selection of clips. London beckons probably Friday for a London night shooting fest..

I did the clips because when I rendered my unboxing ( a mix of shots from the PJ620 and AX53) it was all HD..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c75N5zAePQ
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Thanks! nice clips too.
Thank you! Now embedded in my blog is the low light gain run through, if you would like to see it click here: https://soundsandimages.wordpress.com/
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Thank you! Now embedded in my blog is the low light gain run through, if you would like to see it click here: https://soundsandimages.wordpress.com/
I went to your blog and viewed your "4K Clips" video. I liked it.

Two comments:

1. You say "Then in 2016 an improved sensor gave smaller pixels and a true 16:9 ratio." You mean larger pixels, because that is what happened. You are correct the sensor is 16:9 unlike the AX100 and the AX33.

2. What is all this useful information about the AX53 doing in the AX100 thread? How about moving to the AX53 thread, or start a new one?

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Firmware 3.10 is available

I didn't see it mentioned in this forum and was surprised when I checked the fdr-ax100 page.
There is a firmware update from 3.00 to 3.10 first available 4/26/2016.

"Allows the camera to record XAVCS format video with an SDHC card in addition to SDXC card."

https://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model...d#/downloadTab

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Thanks for the heads up.
Did the FW update, went w/o any problems after I removed the memory card. Time will tell if it was worth it because the display of data like recording time will now only stay for a few seconds and go way. I do not like that.

I found the AX53 videos interesting but will keep the AX100.

OOPS - data display , my bad.

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A bit strange. I knew people were losing interest in the 4K home videos being posted, but I expected maybe ONE comment on my latest Germany videos. I really got some interesting shots. Did anyone watch them?
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I certainly do, impressed by the video and the travels you do. I took a lot of travel videos too and hope to someday burn them on a UHD BR. Do not have player yet but will get one as soon as there is SW to do that.

On the 4K PC monitor that AX100 video is still stunning, even for a over two year old camera.!

Keep them coming

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I certainly do, impressed by the video and the travels you do. I took a lot of travel videos too and hope to someday burn them on a UHD BR. Do not have player yet but will get one as soon as there is SW to do that.

On the 4K PC monitor that AX100 video is still stunning, even for a over two year old camera.!

Keep them coming

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Thanks. If it ever looks like people have become completely uninterested in my videos and I stop posting them here, you will always be able to find them on my Youtube page https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGZ...ki9lc3psdlCiJg
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Thanks. If it ever looks like people have become completely uninterested in my videos and I stop posting them here, you will always be able to find them on my Youtube page https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGZ...ki9lc3psdlCiJg
So where are you planning on going next?
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