Originally Posted by bigbarney
No one ever said you can't watch it and no one ever said it was a bad quality. Please don't put words in my posts that aren't there.
It's a novelty because a consumer can not readily play it back in any standard and universal format/machine. That makes it useless on the open consumer market.
And these vid cams also also provide interchangeable lenses too I suppose.... right!
First off, where did I ever say you
said it provided 'bad quality'...please don't 'put words in my mouth'.
"Useless" is an utterly absurd word to describe the utility of the 700 in the 'open consumer market' (whatever that is) as you describe it. In fact, most casual users of videocameras I know, DO play their videos directly from the camera and few do any kind of editing. So please don't tell the 'open consumer market' what's right for them. They know better than you what's right for them. People that come to AVS are not your typical video consumer and never have been. In fact, most buyers of camcorders don't even know that AVS exists, let alone have any great interest in editing.
As far as interchangeable lens capabilities on a camera like the 700, I for one have no great interest. I bought the pancake lens for my NEX5 and have only used it once...for testing. It was a mistake as I greatly prefer the versatility of the zoom lens. So I for one have absolutely no issue in not being able to swap a lens on a video camera.
In terms of what's missing on the Sony NEX videocamera, the list is long and Sony did not think this through IMO. To offer what is alleged to be a high-end videocamera without essentials like zebra stripes, focus confirmation, audio level controls and other frame rates like 60p or 60i...well, I just don't get it. I knew when I bought the NEX5 it was primarily a still camera that COULD DO video and so I wasn't overly disappointed when I saw the videos. But if I bought a NEX video camera, I would definitely be disappointed in its video capability. Interchangeable lenses only goes so far to cover up some very very basic omissions.
But hey, each to his own. For some the "Sony" name is all they need to know to part with their money. I like some pieces of Sony equipment as evidenced by my purchase of the NEX5 and Sony videocameras over the years, but other pieces of Sony equipment often leave me scratching my head...but that's me.