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Old Mar 3, 2007, 5:08 AM   #51
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preferre to Comment on the video's in here in the sample section

thank you for loading up MZDVGUY

I see port Everglades,to the south and the airport to the west not seen.

The 1st video are ,issing something , it is missing sharpness for sure. and has the something I do not want to even get into. others can do that for me

The second one,3rd 4th does not mater to Be picky are all fine to me perfect shots if you ask me. If I can duplicate a closeup with and without machro iwould and see if it makes a difference of a 5mb sensor or 2 mb sensor. but i do not have a server to load to but a free site. so when I view iam hapy whenshown others seedifferent.



I did do a BBQ and got into the flames and YES it was FINE

here is a video I believe has a lot of color



http://media.putfile.com/pixar

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Here are some samples from the MZ-DV:

VGA 640x480, stabilizer off (I think)
http://www.tokenasians.com/mzdv/CLIP0004.ASF

D1 720x480 indoors, stabilizer on, macro mode
http://www.tokenasians.com/mzdv/CLIP0110.ASF

D1 720x480 outdoors, stabilizer on
http://www.tokenasians.com/mzdv/CLIP0126.ASF

D1 720x480 outdoors, stabilizer off
http://www.tokenasians.com/mzdv/CLIP0127.ASF


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Yes the wide-angle/scenic sharpness continues to disappoint. I do not know if it is actually missing the focus or if the optics just aren't sharp at that range.

I gave the camera a bit of a workout this weekend, trying to film paintball, which is one of the uses I had intended for it. Here is a clip:

(16MB)
http://www.tokenasians.com/mzdv/CLIP0147.ASF

Actually I think it did very well. You can see the stabilizer working overtime, but it actually does stabilize the image in the central area fairly well. I still wish the stabilizer weren't as aggressive though. I would much rather have some shake than those wild distortions.

This is not the best clip but given the situation, plus I was basically shooting with the LCD closed (turned out), I had to just estimate the framing.

The small size was great! I could actually use it handheld during the game. In the future I will build a housing to mount it on my gun or on my head.

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Old Mar 5, 2007, 5:28 PM   #53
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better yet get yourself a bullet cam or simular, av input. place hybrid in pocket.
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quality was awesome, but something does not look right it waswatching it through a bottles bottom was that the stabilizer? everything looked warped to me?

do not take it wrong, but the video and sound is awesome otherwise
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That is the stabilizer, warping the image back and forth, at least I think so. That's what I mean by "it is too aggressive" ...

It actually worked fairly well despite that. Hopefully a future firmware can tone down the stabilizer.

I do have a bullet cam, but believe it or not the hybrid is not much larger when you count the battery pack.

Can any IS owners in the audience comment on whether your stabilizer is like this?
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More MZDV samples:

D1 720x480 indoor action, wide angle, stabilizer on
http://www.tokenasians.com/mzdv/CLIP0113.ASF

D1 720x480 indoor action, partial zoom, stabilizer on
http://www.tokenasians.com/mzdv/CLIP0114.ASF

D1 720x480 indoor action, full optical zoom, stabilizer on, you can see the focusing struggling here
http://www.tokenasians.com/mzdv/CLIP0115.ASF

D1 720x400 (16:9) indoor action, partial zoom, stabilizer on, panning
http://www.tokenasians.com/mzdv/CLIP0122.ASF

D1 720x480 indoor action, partial zoom, stabilizer on, crowd sounds
http://www.tokenasians.com/mzdv/CLIP0134.ASF
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Ok the closing note of my MZ-DV saga. I returned it to Amazon, where I bought it. It had too many defects in addition to questionable image quality.

The unit from day 1 had problems "remembering" the date and time, which caused it to produce incorrect dates on files. It also had a tendency to lose the file numbering, which lead to a huge headache with managing files.

The display developed (or always had, and i only noticed later) a horizontal flickering white line while live scene previewing or filming.

And I was never satisfied with image quality from day 1, especially the performance of the stabilizer and the quality of the optics.

As a result I can now definitely say that the MZ-DV does NOT get my recommendation, and you would do better to consider the MPVR or the new Go-HD which may be what I replace the MZ-DV with.
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