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Old Jan 7, 2009, 11:00 PM   #11
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The webbie looks a winner.

I need data on:
1. Charger voltage (is it a 5V USB compatible charge that can be done in the field with 4 x AA batt packs?)

2. Data rate - 8.5 hours on a 16 gig card is only about 6MBps. Does it have a faster rate?

3. Stabilization - I assume it has something...

4. F-stop of lens - low light capabilities? Can't be too bad though, if it will film from that internal LED

Sony have pulled off a winner, IMO, just the brand gives them a huge edge, and the technology seems to be plenty good enough to give the more expensive camcorder models some real problems...

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Old Jan 7, 2009, 11:12 PM   #12
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Here is the lens data - looks a killer -


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Old Jan 7, 2009, 11:47 PM   #13
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These are nice. Stereo sound as well.

The built in battery seems to be becoming a trend though. For casual use this wouldn't be a problem but they wont be any good for a trip with an extended period away from a charging outlet.

I just wish Sony would give up those proprietary memory cards since many laptops/netbooks only have SD slots.

Fuji look like they have finally dropped their proprietary XD cards and gone SD only in their latest cameras. Sony is too big and powerful for us to have any hope of them ever doing the same

If they'd had a removable battery I might have overlooked the proprietary memory cards and taken a closer look.
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Old Jan 8, 2009, 4:20 AM   #14
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I've seen that Sony is sticking with their cards: Memory Stick PRO Duo

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"I don't want to buy another card type, when will they just drop it and go SDHC.
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Old Jan 8, 2009, 9:53 AM   #15
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http://i.gizmodo.com/5125963/sony-we...rders-hands-on
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Old Jan 8, 2009, 10:03 AM   #16
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TheSkillionaire wrote:
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I've seen that Sony is sticking with their cards: Memory Stick PRO Duo

I don't want to buy another card type, when will they just drop it and go SDHC.
They won't. There is no incentive for them to do so.
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Old Jan 8, 2009, 10:05 AM   #17
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Private Idaho wrote: haha even they complain about the memory stick format!
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Old Jan 9, 2009, 9:47 AM   #18
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Looking at the spec page its a cmos sensor so im guessing rolling shutter will be an issue like my current camera ?

http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...52921644610396

The sample video does look quite good on the site, only part it does look a little dodgy on is when they are running on the beach.
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Old Jan 9, 2009, 1:42 PM   #19
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Yes the video does look good but as always, a few real world samples done by an amateur, rather than a promo done by a pro are always a better indication of realworld use.
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Old Jan 9, 2009, 7:39 PM   #20
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According to cam-corderinfo.com review of the MHS-PM1 version, it does have a removable battery and the specs on Sony's website seem to confirm this. I wonder why this one has a removable battery while the one that looks like a regular camcorder doesn't. I'd have thought it would've made more sense the other way around.
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