Originally Posted by Dave Mack
Hi ken, I'm confused. The only time I even see the different setting icons is when ISO mode is selected. You said "normal video mode.
The manual WB Totally sticks in mine in ISO mode. I tried numerous settings. Went from white room walls to window and back and it never changed. The white walls looked a different color in every mode from proper white to orange.
In indoor mode, pic with little lightbulb icon, walls were properly white. In outdoor mode with sun symbol, walls were orange. Those icons stay on while recording so it if DID go back to AWB that would either indicate a defective camera or Sony being dishonest in saying a function existed I'd it didn't.
It totally works for me after hitting record and doesn't waver at all in mine. Not a hair.
in auto mode the walls were white. In daylight mode they were orange and once I hit record they would have gone back to white if the AWB had kicked back in.
Yeah Dave, I was talking about it in non-ISO, regular "P" mode. I was thinking that what showed up in the 'still pix', P mode would stick when you pressed the movie button. I thought that the fact that I had assigned the custom button to WB and those WB options showed, made it valid for pressing the movie button in P mode (as opposed to the dedicated movie setting on the dial). Am I making any sense at all? Probably not.
What can I tell you, this hasn't been a very good day for me. I've been rushing around multitasking and I haven't been careful when looking over this camera.
I can see when I select the 'movie mode' and use the ISO setting that the WB options are there. I'm just concerned about the ramifications of high ISO...it gets me a bit nervous. I know you say you saw no difference, but I wonder if there's some way to tell what the ISO value is with the ISO mode vs using no scene selection.
The bottom line is that so far, I'm impressed with the pictures (by far its main purpose for us) and the video is quite nice. I still think the 9 is a bit sharper in the video mode for some reason, but the overall look of the 100's video is quite smooth, if a bit soft at WA. It does seem to sharpen as you begin to zoom though.