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video quality in cx

 


bodypilot90  (D 24249)

Apr 20, 2012, 4:33 AM
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is there any difference in video between the 100, 110, 150 and 210?


cderham  (D 29951)

Apr 20, 2012, 5:31 AM
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I know the 110 and 150 has better low light capability. My sunset load video always looks grainy with my cx100. make me want to switch. Only issue i have is that the card slot on the 110 and 150 is in the bottom and not easily accessible with my configuration. I believe the 210 has the undesirable image stabilization system.


eetula  (C License)

Apr 20, 2012, 11:54 AM
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you didn't ask this, but i'll reply anyway :D the cx 200 series don't have thread for wide lens, so i wouldn't buy one for skydiving...


bodypilot90  (D 24249)

Apr 20, 2012, 1:10 PM
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yea but you mod it,


Premier PhreeZone  (D License)
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Apr 20, 2012, 6:13 PM
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You really can't mod the camera to put a wide angle lens on it.


bodypilot90  (D 24249)

Apr 20, 2012, 6:19 PM
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you mean this will not work http://www.gethypoxic.com/.../hacks-and-mods.html

all the way at the bottom


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Apr 20, 2012, 6:27 PM
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If you want to risk using glue all over the camera it works. I have always found it easier just to get a camera that I don't have to spend additional time and money on just to get it to work.


twenty2two  (F License)

Apr 24, 2012, 9:17 PM
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In reply to:
is there any difference in video between the 100, 110, 150 and 210?

yep, the CX100 is a hybrid and has 8GB onboard memory while the CX110 required a removable SD card to store video files. There's also some differences in specs, like type ans size of CMOS sensor, etc..

The CX150 I'm not familiar with.

The CX210 is basically the same camera as the CX200 and 190. None of 2012 sony CX cheapies have a filter thread, but the mod is real easy. Here's one I did this morning after seeing the method on gethypoxic.com. except I used 5 minute epoxy to get a little more working time and a hard plastic 30mm-37mm step ring.

http://i868.photobucket.com/...bucket1/DSC06682.jpg

If you try this mod I recommend running some masking tape along the edge and over the lense cover switch to keep the job neat and prevent glue from running into the lense cover switch and locking it closed. Peel off the tape while the epoxy is still soft but not runny.


(This post was edited by twenty2two on Apr 24, 2012, 9:20 PM)


Scrumpot  (D License)

Jun 27, 2012, 3:10 PM
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So... will the cx210 (or any of the currently available cx models) be not wide-enough without the glue-on step-up "hack" applied to it? - - - This is rather disconcerting (read: bummer) Frown if so.

Somewhere, I thought I read that the latest even "thread-less" Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens built into the newer models went on their own, down wide-enough (to .26)? ...Is this not accurate?


eetula  (C License)

Jun 28, 2012, 2:03 AM
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i'm not sure, but i think you are talking about some of those hi-end cams(500 or 700 or something) sony has published that has some b.o.s.e stabilization witch is suitable for skydiving and also has quite wide lens without external lend added...


Bellyflier  (D License)

Jun 28, 2012, 11:42 AM
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In reply to:
So... will the cx210 (or any of the currently available cx models) be not wide-enough without the glue-on step-up "hack" applied to it? - - - This is rather disconcerting (read: bummer) Frown if so.

Somewhere, I thought I read that the latest even "thread-less" Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens built into the newer models went on their own, down wide-enough (to .26)? ...Is this not accurate?


Mine just arrived today, its the cx760. Yes its comes with a .26 wide angle built in and comes with a step ring for 52mm. From the footage I've seen with it, the BOSS stabilization seems just as good if not a little better than electronic. I'll know more when I start playing around with it.


(This post was edited by Bellyflier on Jun 28, 2012, 11:58 AM)


mircan  (D 32291)

Jun 29, 2012, 6:12 AM
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BOSS and CX730 thread here.
Judging from the footage in that thread, it is very good. Especially because there is no need for wide adapter lens, hence no resolution downgrade.
If it just wasn't that expensive...



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