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Old Sep 27, 2008, 2:44 PM   #11
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The Canon SX1 seems fairly ordinary - its 1/2.3 inch sensor is smaller than Kodak's 1/1.8 V1073.

See video of Kodaks' Z1012 IS (roughly Canon SX1 equivalent) in near candle-light conditions (watch those candles on the table):
http://www.vimeo.com/1805366

See video of my V1073 at low light here:
http://www.vimeo.com/1028849

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Old Sep 27, 2008, 3:26 PM   #12
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The Canon SX1 seems fairly ordinary - its 1/2.3 inch sensor is smaller than Kodak's 1/1.8 V1073.

See video of Kodaks' Z1012 IS (roughly Canon SX1 equivalent) in near candle-light conditions (watch those candles on the table):
http://www.vimeo.com/1805366

See video of my V1073 at low light here:
http://www.vimeo.com/1028849
Well I guess I was posting it because it will have Full HD rather than for it's low light capability. Also it will have stereo sound. Seems like it would make a good TX1 replacement.
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Old Sep 27, 2008, 11:27 PM   #13
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The Kodak Z1012S has stereo sound Take a listen to the clip

The best TX1 replacement is the Canon HF100. It is bigger, although still eminently portable. It won't do hi-res still photography, but its 24p HD video is without peer (IMO).

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The Kodak Z1012S has stereo sound Take a listen to the clip

The best TX1 replacement is the Canon HF100. It is bigger, although still eminently portable. It won't do hi-res still photography, but its 24p HD video is without peer (IMO).
OK I'll give you the stereo :lol:

But I disagree that the Canon HF100 would be the replacement for the TX1 since as you say it is more of a camcorder than camera. The TX1 takes good still images so the SX1 makes for a more direct replacement not to mention the Kodak of course.

Also remember the SX1 is full 1920x1080 HD whereas the Kodak is only 1280x720.

I hope Canon doesn't start limiting video clips like everyone else. Because they have used MJPEG up until now, they had no need to put on a limit as they could only fit so much into the 4GB limit anyway. So far it appears there isn't one but who knows for their future.
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Old Sep 28, 2008, 2:48 PM   #15
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1280x720, through a good lens, and good compression methodology, actually looks pretty darn good. On post-production of HF100 footage I am using Cineform to scale back the 24p 1440x1080 to 1280x720 at the moment, because that format edits just as fast as the old DV content used to do (with Sony Vegas). At this point in time I just don't feel the need to produce content in 1920x1080, although I occasionally set my HF100s to that mode, to archive a really high-res master for posterity...

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