BetterNEXtime

BetterNEXtime

Joined on Dec 2, 2012

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On Sony Alpha NEX-5R preview (145 comments in total)

DPReview please add to Spec Charts and Comparisons, under HDMI Connectivity, mention of whether Display Info can be toggled off completely during Video Record. this would help buyers.

SONY ALPHA NEX Menu's CAMERA > DISP BUTTON (MONITOR) option called NO DISP. INFO *should* do precisely what an NEX 5n, 5r, 6 & 7 user would expect the setting to do:
-> Clear the viewscreen's picture area, and any HDMI-connected monitor of ALL display data during a video and photo shoot.

Despite Pop-up Help box's assuring us otherwise, CAMERA > DISPLAY BUTTON (MONITOR) > NO DISP. INFO selected in Menu, leaves display data onscreen and at HDMI OUTPUT during video shoots.

"NO DISP. INFO:
TURNS OFF DISPLAY INFORMATION FOR THE SHOOTING SCREEN."

Providing readers pertinent info re: whether or not HDMI OUT can be made "clean" may encourage Sony and others to stop game hobbling the live video HDMI output on these cams. Thank you.

Peter G.
NEX5n & NEX5r

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2012 at 07:33 UTC as 9th comment
On Sony Alpha NEX-5R preview (145 comments in total)

DPReview please add CLEAN PHOTO & VIDEO DISPLAY OPTION DURING ON HDMI OUT: Yes or No in cam evaluations?

SONY ALPHA NEX Menu's CAMERA > DISP BUTTON (MONITOR) option called NO DISP. INFO *should* do precisely what an NEX 5n, 5r, 6 & 7 user would expect the setting to do:
-> Clear the viewscreen's picture area, and any HDMI-connected monitor of ALL display data during a video and photo shoot.

CAMERA > DISPLAY BUTTON (MONITOR) > NO DISP. INFO, indeed leaves display data onscreen and HDMI OUT during a video shoot despite what the enduser reads in the help guide that will pop-up for the selection:

"NO DISP. INFO:
TURNS OFF DISPLAY INFORMATION FOR THE SHOOTING SCREEN."

How do reviewers let Sony get away with this? If NO DISPLAY INFO AT HDMI OUT option Y or N? is adopted by industry reviewers and pundits, in their product evaluations, this deceptive game of hobbling the live video output, might have hope of fading away by Sony and other camera makers.

Peter G.
NEX5n & NEX5r

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2012 at 01:56 UTC as 10th comment
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