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#1 Edmund Olszewski

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 10:29 PM

Hello

It looks Like I am going to choose between 3 camcorders....

The Canon HV20, the Sony HDR-HC7, and the Sony HDR - SR12.

(I am not done researching)

It looks like basically the price goes up as the image sensor pixel count goes up...Though...

I think it is important to have manul controls ... In that case it Looks like the Sony HDR-HC7 is best.

I am not sure because from what sony says...

"Take command of your pictures as you manually control focus, exposure, shutter speed, auto exposure shift and white balance shift."

I am guessing that auto exposure shift means that when you manually press a button the camcorder will automatically focus.

However does "white balance shift" mean that (Instead of Presets) when you manually press a button the camcorder will automatically white balance?

A simple Yes is fine or if not then please explain.

Thanks

Edmund O.

Edited by Edmund Olszewski, 07 April 2008 - 10:33 PM.

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#2 Michael Nash

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 10:52 PM

In this case when they say "shift" they mean that you can bias the auto-adjustment one way or another. The camera determines what it thinks is "correct" for exposure and white balance, and then you can adjust that even more.

For example, when you manually white balance on a white card the image should come up "white," but you can then "shift" adjust the white balance warmer or cooler from there. Same principle for exposure; the camera will decide proper exposure but you can then adjust the enitre image brighter or darker from there.

Auto exposure and auto focus are two different things.
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#3 Scott Bryant

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 11:09 PM

(I am not done researching)


Done is in the oven, you are not finished with the research.
Sorry I'm just joking. I'm dating an english teacher so i couldn't resist.

Sorry to waste forum space.
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#4 Edmund Olszewski

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 09:09 AM

Done is in the oven, you are not finished with the research.
Sorry I'm just joking. I'm dating an english teacher so i couldn't resist.

Sorry to waste forum space.



I am glad that you are having a good time. (That does not seem like a waste of time)

Edited by Edmund Olszewski, 08 April 2008 - 09:10 AM.

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#5 Edmund Olszewski

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 09:21 AM

In this case when they say "shift" they mean that you can bias the auto-adjustment one way or another. The camera determines what it thinks is "correct" for exposure and white balance, and then you can adjust that even more.

For example, when you manually white balance on a white card the image should come up "white," but you can then "shift" adjust the white balance warmer or cooler from there. Same principle for exposure; the camera will decide proper exposure but you can then adjust the enitre image brighter or darker from there.

Auto exposure and auto focus are two different things.



This is very good news it sounds like .... I can let the camera do most of the work and then tweak it!

Oh yes I made a mistake by saying automatically Focus... I should have said Auto Adjust Exposure.

Thank you for understanding

Edmund O
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#6 Jamie Lewis

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 11:06 AM

Remember, only the HV20 does 24p. So if that's one of the selling points, your decision is made up already.
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