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Old Aug 5, 2010, 10:41 PM   #11
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Thanks LTZ. Do any of the other cameras allow such control in movie mode?

Because if you can manually select the settings then there is a good chance you will be able to take better video under difficult circumstances (e.g. low light) than what the camera would take in auto mode.
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Old Aug 6, 2010, 12:38 AM   #12
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Correct as done in these shots with no flash:
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Old Aug 7, 2010, 12:29 AM   #13
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Sz7 is on the top of my list now. I just wonder if it would be better to wait for the FX700 or the LX5...
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Old Aug 7, 2010, 12:35 AM   #14
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With the need for excellent video also, I would look at a cmos sensor camera. For a point and shoot, the sony HX5V is pretty good.
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Old Aug 7, 2010, 7:06 AM   #15
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With the need for excellent video also, I would look at a cmos sensor camera. For a point and shoot, the sony HX5V is pretty good.
Based on my research so far the HX5V does not seem to have better video from the zs7. I didn't see any direct comparisons with the PowerShot SD4000 IS and I don't know how it will compared with the FX700.
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cdd sensors are prone streaks when shooting toward a strong light source, you get purple lines streaking into the frame. That could be annoying for some. especially if the sun is in the frame.
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Old Aug 8, 2010, 1:28 AM   #17
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cdd sensors are prone streaks when shooting toward a strong light source, you get purple lines streaking into the frame. That could be annoying for some. especially if the sun is in the frame.
Yes, I know. I've seen video comparisons between the zs7 and the HX5V on youtube. ( http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=zs7+vs+hx5v )

The zs7 has the streaks problem, but the video quality is in general better, especially in low light.

What I want to see is direct comparison of zs7 with PowerShot SD4000 IS. It seems that the SD4000 IS excels in low light video (example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0e5tloMAWRU ), but only when it is fully zoomed out. It also seems to have a bit more focusing issues.
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If you shoot in low light, then the cdd with the sd4000 or the zs7 would be a better option. But if you do allot of outdoor daylight shooting, the streaking could get annoying.
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Don't have any problems with streaking on ZS7...if you see it just move a few feet and approach shot at an off angle...hasn't shown up in any of my photos...if you want manual control and almost unlimited options get the ZS7...it is a VERY good performer except in very dark situations...

Saw the streaking yesterday on shot turned the camera until streaking was not observed on the LCD...took the shot...no problems...

Don't let amatureish problems limit your photos...
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But if you are shooting HD, and move around, there may be time the streaking will pop up as you are shooting. Especially if you are sweeping the camera to cover a wide landscape for a video. It is not always avoidable when your are shooting.
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