Hey, guys,I’m going to talk about five things that I really like about Sony cameras that don’t often get mentioned now along with this article.
I actually made one talking about five issues or problems that I have with Sony cameras that are often talked about. So stay until the end of this article. There’s gonna be a car that you guys can click to check that one out as well.
The first thing on my list is the ability to setup custom button configurations for photo and video. So on the video side, I have it set to punch in and out between APEC and full frame mode. One button does my audio levels and other one instantly switches between autofocus and manual focus.
Another one will zoom in if I want to like clear image zoom.
So I have all these settings for video. But then if I want to go out and shoot stills, I can have a full configuration for stills.
So I can make use of all those buttons and not waste any compared to other cameras where if I set function one of my G.H. five two audio levels when I go out and shoot photos, that button is completely wasted.
So, so convenient. How this and I hope all cameras going forward, how this option.
The second thing on my list is the ability to shoot for K and 60 megabits per second. Now I know in this day and age everybody wants a really high bit rates to take up a lot of card space. They want 10 bit, 400 megabits per second.
But there are certain scenarios where you really don’t need that bitrate, for example, somebody talking and not really a lot of movement or details going on in the shot.
I mean, this set has a little bit of detail in the background, but say you’re recording like a conference where you have a guy just standing there talking with a plain background and you’re recording for long periods of time.
It’s nice to be able to cut down to 60. You’re not going to get any noticeable detail loss or anything like that because there’s barely any detail in the scene.
And you can save almost half of the card space and make your cards go a lot longer, especially if you’re doing a lot of sniper recording harddrive space. SSD space gets saved as well.
So I definitely appreciate that. Option number three on our list is the ability to punch in a while. You are according to check your focus. Now, it is true that the rear LCD aren’t very detailed.
You don’t get a very detailed image compared to shooting photo. And I talk about that in my five downsizer issues with the Sony cameras, but it is still nice to be able to punch in while you’re recording and make sure that your shot is in focus.
Most cameras have that ability before you hit the record button. But as soon as you start recording, that option is gone. So I definitely appreciate that.
Number four is the S and Q setting. So this allows you to record slow motion and quick motion. So if you set it up to record one frames per second into an ATP, you can have like a 20 minute video turn into something that’s, I don’t know, about one minute long, basically like a time lapse in camera. And on the others end the slow motion aspect.
You can do, let’s say 120 F. Yes. And then the camera will conform it or slow it down to 30.
So the slow motion is already done in camera. You don’t have to do it yourself. Now, the great thing about this is since it’s a separate setting on a dial, you can be recording for key video.
And then also you want to grab something in slow motion. Flip the dial to the S and you setting in as long as you have a preset up to what you want.
Bam, you can record in slow motion. Flip the delegate and you’re back to shooting for K, which is so convenient compared to the Panasonic’s where you have to go for the menu. Go from Fourcade to 10. Go into the variable frame rate option. Enabled that and then go back to record.
Now on top of that, what Sony allows you to do is you can have the essence, you setting for having the camera slow down your video clips for you, but you can also record 120 frames per second in real time, meaning it’s not slow down ahead of time and you still retain all of your audio.
So that way you can be recording the 10 ATP and you just slow down the portions you want later and post and still have the audio to work with, which is really great.
That’s something that Panasonic’s don’t offer. If you’re recording above 10 ATP at 60, you lose all your audio.
It’s pretty slow down. And you also don’t get autofocus where the Sony retains the audio focusing ability. So Sony is giving us a lot of options. They’re making it really quick and convenient to switch between four K and then like slow motion.
So I really appreciate that. Now, number five, the last thing on my list is the clear image zoom. Now, this has been so convenient in my shooting because it just give you so much flexibility. Now, right now, I’m shooting with a 73 and I switched over to a twenty eight millimeter F2 lens.
That’s why you guys are seeing a wider shot here and the camera’s able to go between the full frame and APRC mode.
Now, I can’t do that while you’re recording, but we can do is use clear image, which basically gives you flexibility to go from one times, which is full frame all the way to one point five in a variety of steps. So mean I have a dream.
Go ahead and use a clear image. Zoom. Did you go to one point five now?
So this is basically the APC crop. We’re actually pi getting slightly better detail than we were in the full frame mode because it’s using more data from the sensor. So if you’re shooting in full frame and also you need to get a bit closer, you can’t switch your lens.
You can hit the button and zoom in, basically, and you’re not losing any detail. Now, on top of that, if you’re shooting already in the APC crop. So here we are in APRC mode in our 28 millimeter full frame lens is now roughly 42 millimeters long. So we have like an additional focal length. Now, what we could do is enable to clear image zoom.
Go ahead and do that and just do it slowly this time. And we have steps from one point one, one point two. One point three. One point four.
All the way to one point five. And now using that, the framings changing.
And now we have roughly a sixty three millimeter lens. So one lens gives us a variety of focal length. And as long as you’re not shooting a really bad lighting conditions, the quality is still very good. So it’s great to have this flexibility.
And if you’re shooting like that on a a sixty three hundred or a sixty five hundred, since that’s using 6k downsampling, you can go up to two times clear image zoom. So if you have a 50, it’s going to turn into a 100. And anywhere in between. Now some other cameras like the G.H. five will give you an teleco converter option of one point four, but you’re limited to one point four.
And you have to do it beforehand. Here, while we’re recording, we can zoom in, zoom out.
If you need to get a little tighter, you have the ability and it just really gives your prime lens is so much more flexibility than you had before. Now, another great thing with a clear museum is if you have a lens that can’t get very close to an object, you want to get kind of a kind of like a macro shot, but you’re limited to, say, two feet, minimum focusing distance.
You can stay at that two feet and then enable the clear Majuba. And that’s gonna bring you a lot closer.
The article is going to seem like you’re a lot closer to the object. So you can kind of fake macro shots with this as well. All right, guys, so hopefully you enjoy this article.