Jan 11, 2011, 8:08 PM
Post #1 of 68
Sony 2011 camcorder Lineup
With all these new toys that were recently announced at CES which ones would be suitable/best for skydiving? I'm assuming the CX-160 is included as its similar to the previous CX-150. Any significant differences between these two besides the lens?
here's the thing... Even tho the cameras have been publically displayed, I'm under information embargo/NDA for a while still. I'm not permitted to comment on any products. But the TD10 is something very indicative of where several of the manufacturers are heading.
Also what is your take on the HDR-TD10 Sony's consumer 3D camcorder? Sure it's a bit beefy for skydiving but perhaps worth it?
I love these comments from you guys that are new to the sport. lol
When I started, the Hi 8 camcorders were huge and camera flyers used to get neck injuries all the time. I actually saw a photo of my dzo back in the day with a vcr strapped to his belly with a handful of cables running up to the camera mounted on his protec.
It says in that thread they they have optical stabilization which is usually not ideal for Skydiving. Electronic stabilization is generally preferred because you can turn it off and it won't be affected by vibration.
i think i saw somewhere (but i might have made it up) that because this 3d camera uses two separate high def sensors it is essentially two cameras in one box, and that if you were shooting 2d video (in full high def), the other camera was free to do stills. if true, very cool, but the ois makes it kinda out of the question for jumping.
I only mess with it for fun so I don't want to buy a stills camera i'd never use for anything else. Is there no difference between a 7mp and 3mp capability on them?
Same reason dont really want a GoPro, as I do use my video camera for other things.
DSE (D 29060)
Jan 13, 2011, 9:10 AM
Post #11 of 68
Re: [Hairy_Haggis] Sony 2011 camcorder Lineup
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the number of pixels is only relevant if you're feeding good information to the imager. Video cameras are designed a little differently than even point n' shoots, and the glass/plastic is a lesser grade simply because it can be, and it's cheaper. Sure, given a better bit of glass, more megapixels and/or greater resolution is better. The camera can never be better than its weakest part.
This one is out of the use of everyday skydiving for sure. But for those who might have a chance to do some production work (higher end work...) here's one: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/...er_35mm_Full_HD.html The size and weight makes it defenitely "jumpable" DSE any word on this?
I sent one (CX160) to Arizona Arsenal to do some FreeFfly testing during their training this week. I requested them to pass it around the dropzone (headup, belly) so I can get a bunch of different footage in a short period of time. Unfortunately I'm still recovering from my shoulder injury so I can't personally jump it. I'll post the footage on our website once I get some samples. Let's see if they lock the lenses any better.