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Anyone know how the AX100 is in low light?

I understand 4K is better going forward. I understand that viewing a 4K video on 1080P will also look a lot better.

But what about if I am interested in shooting a concert? Let's say I have more money than the AX100 but not enough for the AX1. Should I go for something in 1080P that costs a little more?
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I understand 4K is better going forward. I understand that viewing a 4K video on 1080P will also look a lot better.

But what about if I am interested in shooting a concert? Let's say I have more money than the AX100 but not enough for the AX1. Should I go for something in 1080P that costs a little more?

Here is a video comparison at night (very dim light) at 4K of the AX100 and the Panasonic GH4. The AX100 at 4K is actually excellent in low light.


https://vimeo.com/97288660


You can download the original 4K video, put it in your editor and play with the dark areas. You will see there is much detail in those areas from the AX100 clips and very little noise. This is not true for the GH4.
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Beautiful! Good suggestion to download the original. I've got 105Mbps internet, so it only took me about 3 minutes for close to 3GB file.

I ran a few filters on it in Vegas Pro and brightness.. watching the cars drive by.. very smooth. Looks great. Seems like an amazing camcorder for the price!!

I love Sony camcorders. I've had a few digital cameras over the years, all Canon, because they're tops in camera.. but their audio recording sucks. I had a $500 Canon and some girl had a $200 Sony and the Sony audio blew the Canon out of the water. I could stand right up front next to the band/speakers and sound would distort/clip or whatever you call it.
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Man, 98 ounces for the AX1 compared to 32 ounces for the AX100. I think that may play a factor in some people's decision of the two.
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I understand 4K is better going forward. I understand that viewing a 4K video on 1080P will also look a lot better.

But what about if I am interested in shooting a concert? Let's say I have more money than the AX100 but not enough for the AX1. Should I go for something in 1080P that costs a little more?
The AX100 will kill the AX1 in low light. The sensor is much larger and better technology.
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The AX100 will kill the AX1 in low light. The sensor is much larger and better technology.
How so? The AX100 has a 1 inch sensor. The AX1 has a 2.3 inch sensor. Think you said that backwards.

When I film a concert I usually hold the camcorder the whole time, so price and weight, the AX100 might more be for me.

I find it easier to get into a small venue without a tripod, but then again I've also never owned a camcorder this large.
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How so? The AX100 has a 1 inch sensor. The AX1 has a 2.3 inch sensor. Think you said that backwards.
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The ax100 has 1 inch the ax1 has a 1/2.3 of an inch.
You can see the comparison here,
http://images.gizmag.com/inline/came...or-size-25.jpg
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How so? The AX100 has a 1 inch sensor. The AX1 has a 2.3 inch sensor. Think you said that backwards.
Yes, the AX100 has 1 inch sensor with a 3.12 crop factor but the AX1 has a 1/2.3" sensor with 7.68 crop factor. Which means the AX100 sensor has SIX TIMES the light gathering capability of the AX1 sensor.

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Sorry. My apologies. I misread the specs. Think that really makes up my mind on the AX100 then.
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