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Sony Noise Issues

by GadgetMonkey / March 5, 2007 5:21 AM PST

Do the Sony camcorders have the same noise issues as the canon? ie: ZR800 vs HC28

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What noise issues?
by boya84 / March 5, 2007 5:39 AM PST
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Do you have links to articles/opinions?

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if what you are referring to is that the
by boya84 / March 5, 2007 6:53 AM PST
In reply to: What noise issues?

1) audio noise - internal mics pick up the tape transport mechanism, that is pretty common in many camcorders because the mics are housed in the same "box" associated with the transport mechanism... and when the automatic mic level "feature" is used in a quiet environment, the mic gain is automatically turned up to hear what's going on - and the tape transport is picked up. Some folks don't care so much. Most folks recommend getting a camcorder with an external mic jack to get around this by using an external mic isolated from the camcorder frame and away from the tape mechanism area.

2) visual "noise" or pixelating - speckling - at low-light levels, this is also common in consumer grade camcorders due to the imaging chips (CCD or CMOS) and the electronics to which those chips are connected and their ability to interpret low levels of light and gradiation...

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