I thought I posted to this, but i do not see it. What shutter speed does the sony use in low light mode? What is the min. shutter speed the canon goes to in auto?
Originally Posted by Ken Ross
First off not all Canons have the 'jello' issue. I have the XA10 and it does not have the issue. Read the owner's reviews on the B&H website and you'll see that not one of the 13 reviews (XA10 & G10) said anything negative regarding the OIS and not a single word on 'jello'. I've seen no mention of jello in any professional review either.
Second, cameras that do manifest it have shown that issue only when using the Dynamic OIS and under certain shooting conditions. Using Standard OIS reveals no jello at all. We do have a few G10 owners on AVS that have had this issue using Dynamic while doing walking videos, but the magnitude of the issue varies with the camera affected. But again, no owners over at the B&H site mentioned this at all. Every owner there, some of whom are professionals, gave the camera the highest 5 star rating possible. Many people might not even notice the issue since it's only visible on the outer edge of the picture and people tend to focus on the center of the image. Of course this doesn't guarantee that your G10 won't have it or that if it does that you won't see it or be bothered by it.
Third, the low light of the Canons with the CMOS Pro sensor are the best low light cameras out there, including the Sony. They are sharper, cleaner and retain color better than the Sonys. I had the CX700 before I returned it, and IMO the Canon was the better camera for every aspect of shooting with the exception of smooth walking videos, where the Sony is still the best. I see no real differences in build quality, they're both good.
With all that said, if you intend on using a camera in auto mode only, get the Sony, the Canon will be too much camera for you. Using a Canon in full auto mode will be a waste of all the great features it offers.
If you do get the Sony, be sure to check its color, as both the CX700 and the 560 I tried were much too blue and had very shifty auto white balance settings. QC these days is pretty poor all around.