new FZ38/35 videos, shame about the sound

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new FZ38/35 videos, shame about the sound
Aug 20, 2009

2 new ones today at

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=FZ35+OR+FZ38&search_sort=video_date_uploaded

The one indoors with the music playing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P885MxQilXA&hd=1 suggests that the mics on the camera don't respond well to bass at all... i.e. there is none! This is also evidenced on the http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibNXkLN51bU&hd=1 video where there's no rumble from passing traffic and the wind noise (when it catches the mic grills) is tellingly light in bass too. And the stereo soundstage isn't very impressive either. The camera changing direction doesn't make much difference to the sound at all!

Such a shame, the pictures aren't bad at all by YouTube standards (and I've watched hundreds!) but I'd want a separate audio recorder. Might as well get the SX1 instead, which sounds really nice.

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