Saturday, March 05, 2011

Sony HDR-CX700V

The new Sony HDR-CX700V may be available for pre-order at Amazon, and the SonyStyle US website says it will be available on or about the 15th of March, but it's already turning up in stores in Canada!

Ron Evans in Ottawa noticed it was listed as "in stock" at the Sony Canadian site, so rang up and ordered it. He was told it was one of only two in the country. He's written a little about his experience's so far at the forum:
The LCD is smaller but is very sharp and bright. Will do some more shooting tomorrow its dark now. What is surprising is taking some shots in my dark bedroom the data code shows 21db of gain and the image is pretty clean. Will do some more testing tomorrow against the XR500 and the NX5U.

Comparing to the XR500 and NX5U the colour seems to be a little lower easy to bring up to the same in Edius by adding about 5% to chroma then they match more closely. Wide angle is very wide compared to even the NX5U. The downside so far is that everything is in a menu. I would have like the low lux to be a switch like the XR500 but its buried in a menu.
The HDR-CX700V is notable for a Handycam in that in addition to "standard" video formats it supports 24p, and it also supports 60p.
DVInfo: Sony introduces HDR-CX700v 1080p60 camcorder
Amazon: Sony HDR-CX700V High Definition Handycam Camcorder (Black) [$1,298.00]

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