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A Strange Yearning for a Camcorder


Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
29 Apr 2013 6:11PM

Quote:Just about exact same weight as a 5D


Yes and built like a tank, but its a whole lot smaller and lighter than a 5D attached with a 600mm lens Smile

I think you will like the macro on it Brian, but these Fuji`s are not noted for there video, its average at best in this respect.

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brian1208 e2
11 10.4k 12 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2013 6:34PM
Thanks Paul, I've seen a few examples of the videos people have shot with it and as I'm not planning on becoming a pro-videographer I hope "Average" will do me Smile

at most it will be AV shows with a bit of video incorporated rather than a full instructional video with bells and whistles thown in)

What will be interesting will be to see how this system compares with my EM-5 + bag of lenses as it covers much the same range in one "lump"
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
29 Apr 2013 6:41PM
Did you get for a good Price Brian, I believe it was selling for the best part of £700 on it release.
brian1208 e2
11 10.4k 12 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2013 6:43PM
£350 from WEX
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
29 Apr 2013 6:54PM
Not bad at all Smile
brian1208 e2
11 10.4k 12 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2013 7:45PM
I'll let you know! (I've been reading about "Orbs" and "Blue Haze" just to worry myself Wink but I think that was cleared up with a new sensor and lens combo?)
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
29 Apr 2013 8:05PM
Don`t let it worry you, they claimed it only effected early camera`s and not all of them, I have one of the earliest ever made, personally I think they just had a few QA Smile
brian1208 e2
11 10.4k 12 United Kingdom
1 May 2013 9:07AM

Quote:You know how much the X-S1 weighs, right? If not, you’re in for a shock!

Here’s a useful link in the meantime.

Edit: sorry, I missed your comment on weight in your last post. I see you’ve done your research.



I finally got around to checking the comparative weights of the XS-1 vs my EM-5 combo (purely for interest)

XS-1 = 945g

EM-5 + 75-300 + battery grip = 950g

yippee, I'm saving 5g in weight! Tongue Grin Grin

Hopefully it should arrive today so I look forward to checking it out
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
1 May 2013 11:23AM
The 'bees knees' for video is, according to reviews, the Panasonic GH3.

This would have the advantage, obviously, of accepting all your M4/3 lenses. Bit pricey though! Wink
brian1208 e2
11 10.4k 12 United Kingdom
1 May 2013 1:02PM

Quote:Bit pricey though


Much too pricey CB Tongue

Its arrived now and I've had a quick play, first impressions:

- its very similar in size and weight to my EM-5 + grip + 75-300
- the hand grip is slightly fatter but quite comfortable
- oh no, another menu system to learn, boy am I going to get confused
- the EVF is suprisingly good considering its a significantly lower refresh rate than the EM-5
- focus acquisition is pretty rapid, even with tiny planes at distance
- IS isn't as good as the EM-5 (but much as I expected)
- focus / sharpness on my standard and boring aerial, sand-tower and leccy pylon focus test subjects is suprisingly good
- noise levels at ISO 400 only border on acceptable (as expected)
- IQ, not bad but not to EM-5 standard (as expected)

So, for about a quarter of the price of my EM-5 + 75-300 (not counting the cost of my other lenses to cover the entire range) I've got a back-up system that handles acceptably, covers the FL range from 24mm to 600mm (35mm equiv) and produces images that I would rate to about 60-70% of the IQ of my EM-5.

Not bad as a back system, I think I'll probably keep it Smile
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
1 May 2013 2:18PM
My backup is my Sony TX55. The difference is that it fits in my shirt pocket and is smaller, and lighter, than my mobile phone. Lol! Wink

It also does good (AVCHD) video which has a higher bitrate than the E-M5.
brian1208 e2
11 10.4k 12 United Kingdom
1 May 2013 2:54PM

Quote:The difference is that it fits in my shirt pocket and is smaller, and lighter, than my mobile phone. Lol!


which would be no use for my "fumble fingers" whatever! Wink
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
1 May 2013 6:18PM
Ah, but that's why I suggested the CamGrip ! Smile

Actually it's essential for video with a camera as small as my TX55. You might want to consider getting one anyway, even for use with the X-S1.... won't break the bank! Wink
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
1 May 2013 7:40PM
The silly little thing will be useless attached to the bottom of Brians x-s1 Smile Smile
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
1 May 2013 7:52PM
I attach it to the bottom of the E-M5 sometimes! Tongue Grin

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