Originally Posted by Garman
Well, I think you hit the nail on the head as some people "even myself" want it to work in every situation right out of the box, but you and I and a lot of people in here see a problem coming before the manufactures do!
I might try the HF G10 again, soon. Kicking around getting another GH2 as I sold mine a while back ago.
Well it onlly took 4 hours but I'm happy with the results.
The problem is the walls and sheets/comforter on the bed are off white and beige so they overexpose easily. My wife practices in the bedroom as the bright orange rug in the Den really messes with the camcorders WB settings nevermind the pastel yellow walls and screaming orange book shelves!
So the bedroom is pretty ideal for shooting and I settled on
1/60 shutter speed
Light walls and my wife's skin is brown so it was a nightmare because when you zoom in it throws everything off. We needed a setting that she could use to practice by herself with.
The basement is easier but has very white walls and 4' flourescent lights. So it's fun to WB in there.
I think the HF G10 will do the job nicely. But if it wasn't for the manual settings I'd be screwed.
Now my P&S works pretty good for YouTube but looks like crap if you throw it onto the big screen.
Iwas hoping this Sony P&S would work but it looks like it won't. If I see it in Best Buy I'll give it a try.
Low light is the real problem for most camcorders or P&S cameras with a video mode.