New Sony Camcorder For Low-Light Situations

A new camcorder from Sony is said to offer a ‘deep cinematic look’ due to better colour settings.

Sony has expanded its line of solid state camcorders with a new line designed to broaden the shooting capabilities for semi-professionals, and at almost $6,000 you’d hope so!
AVCHD technology has been adopted in Sony’s consumer camcorder line up and with the new HDRAX2000, videographers can achieve a deep cinematic look with film-like movie quality and advanced colour settings.

Recording full 1920×1080/50i high definition video at up to 24Mbps, the unit features progressive scan at 1080/24p and 25p, giving video film-quality motion for good scene reproduction. It has HD quality images with the convenience of a non-linear recording format and dual-use card slots for both Memory Stick PRO Duo and SDHC media for editing and playback.

It uses three 1/3-inch Exmor CMOS Sensors to improve the colour reproduction of video recordings and capture sharp, detailed images, even in low light shooting situations. Noise reduction is also accomplished via the column-parallel analogue-to-digital conversion technique and grid arrangement of the photo diodes, which are designed to provide high sensitivity, deep resolution, high-speed reading, and a wider dynamic range. The Exmor technologies combine to allow the new camcorder to perform better in low light environments with minimum illumination of 1.5 lux.

The added feature of Active Mode improves on existing Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation by allowing the camera lens to shift over a greater range of motion, allowing the camcorder to compensate for a greater degree of camera shake and delivering a smooth footage.