short docu shot with the Nx1 and 16-50mm S zoom lens

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short docu shot with the Nx1 and 16-50mm S zoom lens
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I picked up a used Nx1 (upon inspection, it had wear and tear, but is very functional) and 16-50 S lens some time ago for a thousand bucks.

Extremely pleased with the video it provided... much cleaner, better color and more detailed than the micro 43rd Panasonic G85 I have. Shot a very short video last week... with the Master black pedestal at 14 to avoid a very crushed black look at the standard settings. The autofocus of the S lens proved accurate and the image is sharp. Here is the video, downsampled from 4k to 1080p:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1cdsFTSXV4

I had some audio issues:  forgot to switch off the auto gain in the camera, which pumped background noise when the talent wasn't speaking. The audio was set to the lowest, 1, to avoid using the internal pre amps. The external mic was set to provide a hot signal.

My only concern regarding the future of the Nx1 are the batteries: the ones I have (original ones) are getting really old and I worry they wont hold a charge in the next couple of years. The new third party batteries are really crap... dead in less than a year. And they aren't available any more on amazon.

Will ride the camera till it dies.

Currently I'm looking at the Sony A7 4, should I need another camera.

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