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I have the new 2012 series of sony cam, here is a little sample,

If you have questions ask


1 preview low light test http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsfpi...2&feature=plcp
2 low light test http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnMdb...6&feature=plcp

test cat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UUG0...eature=channel

clip monaco http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjSjb...eature=channel

more videos here http://www.youtube.com/user/djandreaa#g/u
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another video

https://vimeo.com/39062808
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I have the new 2012 series of sony cam, here is a little sample,

If you have questions ask

Do all of those have the "Balanced Steady Shot" or just the 760? Which one do you have?

Bill
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Do all of those have the "Balanced Steady Shot" or just the 760? Which one do you have?

Bill

yes in cx730 have balanced steady shot
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yes in cx730 have balanced steady shot

It is supposed to be 13 times more stable. Could you post some test shots showing the effectiveness of the new stability system?

Thanks.

Bill
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It is supposed to be 13 times more stable. Could you post some test shots showing the effectiveness of the new stability system?

Thanks.

Bill

in my chanel http://www.youtube.com/user/djandreaa?feature=mhee
post #8 of 183
djandrea's shot while walking shows some impressive stabilization: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsfpiTxIOTM


I'm confused. Are the cx730 and cx740 only available in Europe? Is the cx760 the USA version? B&H and Amazon bring up the 760, but not the others. Googling I get UK sources for the 730. What are the differences in the three camcorders?

Thanks.

Bill
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Does it allow full manual exposure (setting iris + shutter speed + gain or at least iris + shutter speed) instead of priority modes like on earlier models (only iris, or only shutter speed or only generic "exposure") ?
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Amazon sent me a personal email saying the HDRCX760V is available for shipping today.

Amazon's written sales pitch includes:

"Manual Control (Iris/Shutter/Exposure/White Balance)

Get the most out of your camcorder with enhanced manual controls. The assignable dial allows for control of focus, exposure, white balance, iris, and shutter speed."


And, my favorite:

'Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Active Mode

On standard SteadyShot camcorders a single “shift lens” is moved in the optical block to offset camera shake. Balanced Optical SteadyShot w/ Active Mode moves the entire optical block at once, maintaining the integrity of the optical path and improving shake reduction by up to 13X. It also reduces vignetting (light falloff towards the edge of a scene) and lowers distortion in videos and still photos."


Bill
post #11 of 183
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Originally Posted by bsprague View Post

I'm confused. Are the cx730 and cx740 only available in Europe? Is the cx760 the USA version? B&H and Amazon bring up the 760, but not the others. Googling I get UK sources for the 730. What are the differences in the three camcorders?

Thanks.

Bill

They are PAL/European models Bill. Equivalent to the CX760 here.

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Originally Posted by bsprague View Post

Amazon sent me a personal email saying the HDRCX760V is available for shipping today.

Amazon's written sales pitch includes:

"Manual Control (Iris/Shutter/Exposure/White Balance)

Get the most out of your camcorder with enhanced manual controls. The assignable dial allows for control of focus, exposure, white balance, iris, and shutter speed."


I think what Ungermann and I want to know is if you can have independent controls for exposure all at the same time. In Sony's past models you could only control one setting at a time manually. Shutter only, or iris only. The idea filming scenario would be able to use both settings at the same time rather than being limited to just one.
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I think what Ungermann and I want to know is if you can have independent controls for exposure all at the same time.

Somebody needs to buy one and find out if you can do that and review the 13 times better stabilization!

I found the manual http://www.docs.sony.com/release/HDR...760V_EN_ES.pdf and it suggests "iris priority" and "shutter priority". It might be there, but I didn't see where you could do both at once.

Bill
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVLPT...eature=related

venice low light 1

I clicked on that link and got nothing to do with this camera.

Bill
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I clicked on that link and got nothing to do with this camera.

Bill


Sorry tuis is the link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sgu-C...ature=youtu.be
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Sorry tuis is the link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sgu-C...ature=youtu.be

Your Venice video is rock steady! Are you using a tripod, monopod or other type of support? Or, is it all in the camera? Would you describe how you are holding it? Are you finding the stabilization system better than other cameras you've used?

Thanks,

Bill
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Your Venice video is rock steady! Are you using a tripod, monopod or other type of support? Or, is it all in the camera? Would you describe how you are holding it? Are you finding the stabilization system better than other cameras you've used?
Thanks,
Bill

no handled only camera

no is the better all


in 3 days I get the panasonic x900 and I will do a comparison, anyone interested?
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djandrea - those are fantastic videos!! Were they taken with the camera's automatic setting?

I look forward to your comparison with the X900.

I just bought my wife the Sony PJ760v which I believe is the CX760v plus toy projector. If she can take videos like yours we will be very happy.

What editing software are you using?
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djandrea - those are fantastic videos!! Were they taken with the camera's automatic setting?

I look forward to your comparison with the X900.

I just bought my wife the Sony PJ760v which I believe is the CX760v plus toy projector. If she can take videos like yours we will be very happy.

What editing software are you using?

Thanks sorry for english i'm italian in day all iauto in low light set db to max 15/18

very very thanks

magix
post #20 of 183
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....in 3 days I get the panasonic x900 and I will do a comparison, anyone interested?

Very much. I closely watched the 2012 camcorder model introductions a few months ago. The only thing I saw that was new and interesting was Sony's image stabilization.

I would enjoy very much if you could attach the two cameras together using the tripod mounts and take exactly the same shots. Please consider doing it while you are moving like in your Venice low light test.

My wife and I vacationed in Itally last winter and I have hours of tourist video waiting to be edited!

Bill
post #21 of 183
One practically always neglected point is how well the camera compresses highlights. That means, whether you get blue skies or a washed out white area.

Sony does a better job at compressing highlights. I have an older Sony camera (CX550) and accidentally found, that they dynamically change the gamma curve for the top part of the highlights, even if the exposure is set to a fixed value.

When comparing, please take this into account - take a bit of sky/clouds into the picture together with other objects, as well as some bright objects - highlights and reflections on cars, plants, buildings, etc.
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All of the video links on YouTube are marked private!
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Videos are all private?!?
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Hi

I can't see your latest youtube videos.They're private.

Thanks
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all online
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I'm interesting about Sony CX-730, Can Someone Sony CX-730 user confirm these features because i can't find them at user manual:

1) You use the HDMI Output connected to a TV while the CX-730 is recording?

2) Can you use the Zoom In-Out buttons from the supplied remote control during the recording?
post #28 of 183
>>1) You use the HDMI Output connected to a TV while the CX-730 is recording?

>>2) Can you use the Zoom In-Out buttons from the supplied remote control during the recording?


I don't have the CX-730 but I do have the Sony XR-500V, which is a 2010 HD model near the top of Sony's consumer camcorder line that year. It has both capabilities you asked about. I doubt that Sony took these away on the CX-730, but can't be 100% certain.

Regarding the supplied wireless remote: on the XR-500V the remote sensor is on the front of the camcorder. It is probably in the same location on the CX-730. This means if you are behind the camcorder, such as when it is on a tripod, the remote doesn't work unless you reach around in front of the camcorder with the remote so the sensor can pick it up, being careful not to get your hand in the view of the lens. When the camcorder is on a tripod I use the optional wired remote that Sony sells.
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all online

Thank you for posting these comparison videos! Very helpful, Youtube also recommended a comparison video from another user that showed the videos side by side.

The Sony seemed to have more vibrant color, although on a couple of shots it almost seemed oversaturated. The Canon seemed sharper. Is that your assessment - or is it only true when using auto mode?

The stabilization on the Sony seemed much better to me. When it does shake, it seems to float which makes the shake much less jarring.
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The CX-730/760 is being compared to the Panasonic 900 -- how would it compare to something like the Canon XA10 as far as image, color and stabilization?
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