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Approx ASA of HDR-FX1?


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#1 Chris Keth

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Posted 02 November 2005 - 09:48 PM

Can anyone tell me the approximate ASA of an FX1? I foudn their factory specs, that say "Minimum Illumination - 3 lux" but that doesn't actually tell me anything useful. I'm guessing that's the illumination needed to get any picture at all with full gain turned on, just so their factory spec sound more impressive. Can anyone who has used them give me an estimate? I was guessing it would be similar to a PD-170, somewhere between 500 and 800ASA?
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#2 Dickson Sorensen

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Posted 02 November 2005 - 10:38 PM

To make the calculation you also need to know the effective speed of the lens.
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Posted 02 November 2005 - 10:47 PM

To make the calculation you also need to know the effective speed of the lens.



I'm well aware of that, but I'm not trying to make any calculations. There are too many variables involved that Sony won't tell you. I'm fairly sure that their "Min. Illumination" spec is with every effort to brighten the image )wide open, gain, brightened viewfinder, etc.) but they don't tell you. I'm just looking for a ballpark, I'm not going to take a hearsay response and start metering with that number or anything.

Edited by Christopher D. Keth, 02 November 2005 - 10:47 PM.

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