Aug 1, 2005, 7:36 AM
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Samsung's New Toy...
Does anyone have any experience with the Samsung X105L Sports Camcorder? I am looking for a lighter solution (yes - my neck hurts with the pc105) and I looked at one of these this weekend. The form factor sure seems right but I am concerned that the MPEG4 compression and framerate may not be sufficient for skydiving.
Here's the thing - I am generally a freeflyer/fun jumper and I film the occasional tandem or so. I'm not looking to shoot HDTV. However, I do prefer decent resolution. Has anyone used this device and then digitally edited their video? If so, how did it come out?
Search on here is your friend, many threads on it. Basically for sellable footage its complete junk, no more tandem videos. If you don't mind somewhat jerky motion in highspeed motions (like panning with a swooper) and blockyness somewhat then it works. Also its only got like a 30 minute memory card so you need to buy a few more at $50-100 each. Also will need a memory card reader to dump it to the computer or will need to save it to VHS every time you fill a card.