Originally Posted by toni1
I frankly agree with workinghard , those cams can already make a nice job with low light compared to previous génération cams but dont expect a miracle. Some extra light , not by much but well situated can save your shots.
Concerning both sound and light conditions , the neerer you are the better you get (so you dont have to zoom in and lose more light and you can get nice sound (in 2 channel mode since 5.1 makes echo perception)
On Pana700 Did you activate low light function if yes , did you push shutter speed down to 1/30 our 1/25
I'm a newbie, last camcorder was a Sony 8MM (the small video tape) and had few things you could change.
So with the new one, I just used it, and read the manual to see what other things I could/should do. Didn't play around very much, and only had 14 days to return it without a problem. So I didn't change the sound, or the low light or speed. I did see a you tube with the low light, or night light, looked more like night vision, not something that helps. Is there a low light function that looks normal as well?
With the sound, I didn't hear it on the camcorder, I heard it on TV a few days later. And it was in the kitchen about 5 feet away from my son, and the sound would echo.
I think with my new one (pending which one) I should download the manual and get to understand it, so when I get it, I can start to use the features.