Sunday, March 14, 2010
Sony DCR-SX83 Lightning Test
This is a test of the Sony Handycam dcr-sx83 under low light. We had a cold front blow through the other night, so i set up the handycam for about two hours. The sample clips are in real time, then slowed down and then i threw in a couple freeze frames. I set the camera for zero lux. If you look closely you can see that the cmos chip has a hard time with the lightning, going from black to overexposed in a second causes the scan lines to appear. Other than those limitations, the solid state cameras are nice in that you can set them up and leave them for hours with no worry about a tape ending or for that matter the camera wearing out.