Sony RX10 information

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    • #84729
      Michael Maninger
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      I am looking to upgrade my video camera to something that shoots 4K. I see that Sony has updated the firmware for the RX10 so that it now shoots 4K. does anyone have experience with this camera. I would like to hear from you Pro or Con.

    • #211541
      brunerww
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      Hi spiffydinosaur – I have shot with the RX10, and it is a great 1080p HD video camera (if you don't mind the 30 minute continuous recording limit), but I'm pretty sure the latest update on the official Sony RX10 site is firmware version 2.00, which gives the camera XAVC S and 120fps – but does not give it UHD/4K.

       

      To quote the Sony site, the newest firmware update "Adds supprt for recording 60p/30p/24p/120p movies in the XAVC S format that supports high bit rates".

       

      As of right now, the only camera in this class that can record to UHD ("4K") is the $850 Panasonic FZ1000 – which has the same sized sensor as the RX10, but costs $150 less and can produce Ultra High Definition images that look like this straight out of the box:

       

       

      http://vimeo.com/113375033

       

       

      http://vimeo.com/103562158

       

       

      http://vimeo.com/108019600

       

       

      http://vimeo.com/113632311

       

       

      http://vimeo.com/101920454

       

       

      http://vimeo.com/110720910

       

       

      http://vimeo.com/104954007

       

       

      This camera lacks the RX10's headphone jack, but, in my view the FZ1000 is a much better value for your money and records to UHD today.

       

      Hope this is helpful and Happy New Year!

       

      Bill

      Hybrid Camera Revolution

    • #211542
      Michael Maninger
      Participant

      Thanks for the Info! I was under the impresion that XAVC s was Sony's consumer 4k ish format. I hadn't looked at the FZ1000, but from what I see in the videos, it's a very nice camera and is what I am looking for.  It's a nice bonus that is cost less also.

       

      Again Thanks for the info.

    • #211696
      jhumroo
      Participant

      The Panasonic LX1000 may be a good option as well. It has a much better sensor and lens combo and shoots 4K video.

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