Best compact for gigs
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11-12-09, 05:15 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
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Why is nobody mentioning the Sony WX1? (And I'm turning in an ad for Sony here, but) That new sensor they have is just great. The camera comes with a 10mp CMOS sensor, but with a different build than usual, which makes the sensor actually like two times more lightsensitive then a regular CMOS. It's packed with the latest G-lenses that has a nice 5x optical zoom (eq. 24-120mm). Only downside might be that the aperture of f/2.4 changes rapidly when we zoom in to about f/5.6. But it has the Optical Steadyshot built in, which means we can still photograph very blur and noise free at ISO400 and shutterspeeds of 1/8.
It's not actually 2 times more sensitive though. It's a different architecture using front lit technology which just means more light gets to it - it's not more sensitive. The main problem for gigs with this camera is that it's low noise system works by overlaying several shots which means poor edge definition in high contrast environments.
And it's hardly "noise free" at ISO 400!
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