HELP WANTED test your EXMOR against a CCD in low light video
I need your help in analysing a problem I stumbled over.
Well to be honest other people did the stumbling over , I just like to get to the bottom of it.
Some of you have seen the video comparison HX5 vs TZ10 where the video from the HX5 was very dark in low light situations.
If you have a Sony or other brand with a 10 Mp cmos sensor (what mostly is the EXMOR from Sony) and you have "normal" camera what than will have a ccd sensor could you please help me out here?
Just find a dark spot, place some items there so we can see how the color behaves and shoot a 5 second video each. No need to put it on you tube, just grab a frame each and post it here please.
Let me show you my 2 cameras I compare the Sony HX1 with:
The 5 year old Canon S2 and the 3 year old Ricoh R6
As you can see the S2 is brighter with better colors but has much more noise. It looks much worse in a single frame than in the video (it is a bit like the HHT the grain cancels it self out partially in the video).
and here the HX1 against the camera the HX5 should replace, Ricoh R6
bad Ricoh, no cracker for you.
To give you an idea how dark it was, I took a couple fotos and the proper setting was ISO 400, 1/2 sec, f 2.8
In manual mode with ISO 800 (why Sony do you restrict my HX1 here?) and 1/30 sec at f2.8 the picture was as dark
There is no question about it. Sony's "Exmor R" CMOS sensor cameras such as HX5V and TX7 have much worse video quality in low light than the competition with CCD cameras. Here is my direct comparison video between Sony DSC-HX5V and Canon SX210 cameras:
It is important to note that the problem is severe when shooting subjects that reflect light as opposed to the ones that emit light.
For the video of the picture the HX5V was zoomed in further. If you had both pictures the same size then the barrel distortion would not show on the HX5V.