Wednesday, March 30, 2011


I went to youtube to examine some videos posted on this camera. It is nice when somebody indicates the resolution they used for their videos because the specs say the hdmi output is for 480P,720P, and 1080P. That may mean to me that the camera can take videos in those three formats. Some post videos without any indication of the resolution they used; others do. I saw some 1080P and 720P downloads. YOu would want to use the 1080P for videos which looked quite good on the "tube". Because I have very tiny speakers built into my kds monitor, I really cannot determine stereo imaging and sound quality. So I download the videos and burn them to a dvd-r and play them thru my high def tv and a headphone amplifier. As of this date, the sound quality was best from the Nikon P8000,Fuji HS10, and the Canon Sx130. So I have to burn a disc on this model,a Nikon P500 and a host of other cameras whose videos I downloaded.

As far as the stills go on this site, they looked allright.

Once upon a time there were only 8mm and super 8mm film cameras that used kodachrome. There was no sound although Fairchild Instruments in the 1960s made a prototype 8mm camera that recorded sound optically but never came to market.
Then came the vhs portable vcr that offered mono,linear stereo and vhs hi-fi stereo sound that could be recorded on videotape and for the first time we had some sound to talk about.

Then these digital cameras arrived first given some feeble video quality but recorded sound. Now we are up to portable high def video recording in the field with stereo sound.

A friend of mine bought a dvd camcorder by Sony that recorded 5.1 dolby digital. The sound(not the video) was as good in separation and audio quality as any dvd movie you could buy. On top of that, the mike recorded center back surround imaging which in essence was like Dolby Digital EX.

I have always thought and have been through since I was a child born in 1946 that the electronics/optical consumer use devices have and still do give the best value for the hard earned buck. A 10 inch RCA black and white set was $400 in 1950. Look what 400 dollars buys today. Some change.

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