Night Shot

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Steve, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. Steve

    Steve Guest

    Would anyone have any knowledge of how good the 'Night shot' feature is on
    Sony Mini DV camcorders. I presume it would/could be better/worse depending
    on which model but I was just wondering in general terms if it is a feature
    worth having. On recent holidays we had the option of doing 'Badger watch'
    at which I could see the value of having a very 'Low Lux' feature on a
    camcorder but those moments are fairly infrequent! Thanks..............
     
    Steve, Jul 22, 2003
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    Tony Morgan Guest

    Very, very poor. It gives a mono picture, grainy, with poor contrast.
    Further, it has limited range (it uses a low-power IR light on the front
    of the camcorder)
    Personally, I consider it a complete waste of time, but the marketing
    men like to promote it :)
     
    Tony Morgan, Jul 22, 2003
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    loz Guest

    I agree. But try shooting some footage in darkness without it and see what the
    quality is :)
    Sometimes you cannot illuminate the subject conventionally, or it is not
    desirable.

    Having said that, the built in IR light is very weak.
    Anyone tried the add on one?

    Loz
     
    loz, Jul 22, 2003
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