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Are you satisfied with your S-95 video capabilities?

 
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Feb 05, 2011 10:41 |  #1

Are you satisfied with your S-95 video capabilities?

The reason I ask is that I have a T2i, and it takes amazing pics and high-quality videos, but it's so hard to just run into the front yard and film when my little girls are their friends are doing cartwheels, selling lemonade, etc.

Sponteneous filming is very difficult with a DSLR (for me, at least). Plus, I can't just shove it in my pocket, jump on my bike and go somewhere. It's a big bag and camera w/gear.

So to shorten this: How happy are you with your S-95's video samples?


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Feb 06, 2011 11:27 |  #2

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Are you satisfied with your S-95 video capabilities?

I’m totally satisfied. I have no desire whatsoever to shoot movies with my pocket camera.


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Feb 06, 2011 12:17 |  #3

Simon_Gardner wrote in post #11788028 (external link)
I’m totally satisfied. I have no desire whatsoever to shoot movies with my pocket camera.

Then how could you be satisfied with its performance if you don't use the movie feature?


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Feb 06, 2011 12:29 |  #4

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I’m totally satisfied. I have no desire whatsoever to shoot movies with my pocket camera.

Then how could you be satisfied with its performance if you don't use the movie feature?

I take photos with it? It does what I want.

Why on earth would I want to use it as a movie camera?

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Feb 06, 2011 12:49 as a reply to  @ Simon_Gardner's post |  #5

I think it does a decent job. Wider then my Sony TRV-840 camcorder. Decent in low light. Not great but decent. Audio is audio. I don't expect the world from it. I mean 2 small holes for microphones, how good could it be? Overall for what it is, it does a decent job.

The downsides that keeps me from using it as a backup video camera on shoots are a few:

Unless it is on a tripod its just too darn small to keep the shaking down.

No way to adjust focus once recording is started. Unless I'm missing something it just dosent seem to do it. Half way down shutter press does nothing.

Only available zoom is digital once recording started. Not as bad as the not being able to focus, but still should be able to optically zoom.

Those are my two only gripes with it as of now. I don't use it all that much but its nice to have in a pinch. I find my old clunky Sony D8 camcorder does much better. Grant it, it is not HD and I still have to capture the video realtime onto my computer for editing, but if its video you want to do, get a video camera or use the DSLR. If you are buying it just to "have in a pinch" then its not bad.



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Feb 06, 2011 13:55 |  #6

Simon_Gardner wrote in post #11788028 (external link)
I’m totally satisfied. I have no desire whatsoever to shoot movies with my pocket camera.

Sounds to me more like you're totally dissatisfied, or have no opinion whatever. If you were satisfied, you'd use it to shoot video as well as stills.


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Feb 06, 2011 16:06 |  #7

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Sounds to me more like you're totally dissatisfied, or have no opinion whatever. If you were satisfied, you'd use it to shoot video as well as stills.

I'm a bit confused... I've NEVER even used the video on my S95 (apart from a couple of minutes just tinkering with it), yet am also totally satisfied with the camera.

...unless of course, someone tells me different :rolleyes:



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Feb 06, 2011 16:24 |  #8

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I'm a bit confused... I've NEVER even used the video on my S95 (apart from a couple of minutes just tinkering with it), yet am also totally satisfied with the camera.

...unless of course, someone tells me different :rolleyes:

I think he's saying that you didn't answer his question at all, which you didnt. Not that I care personally, but if the OP is asking if you're satisfied with the VIDEO CAPABILITIES on the S95, and you say I'm completely satisfied with my S95 AND DONT USE VIDEO, you are not even close to answering the question, and bantering back at him is only making you look bad.

And to answer your question, it's not T2i/5D2/7D video, but its pretty damn good for its size.



  
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Feb 06, 2011 16:34 |  #9

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I think he's saying that you didn't answer his question at all, which you didnt. Not that I care personally, but if the OP is asking if you're satisfied with the VIDEO CAPABILITIES on the S95, and you say I'm completely satisfied with my S95 AND DONT USE VIDEO, you are not even close to answering the question, and bantering back at him is only making you look bad.

And to answer your question, it's not T2i/5D2/7D video, but its pretty damn good for its size.

Me? I don't recall anyone asking ME anything! :confused:



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Feb 06, 2011 16:35 |  #10

As August noted, the question was specifically about the S95's video capabilities. If you (or Simon, in this case) don't use them at all, it's either because you tried them once and were dissatisfied (in which case details would be nice), or you never used them, in which case the post offered no help whatever.


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Feb 06, 2011 16:54 |  #11

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Me? I don't recall anyone asking ME anything! :confused:

My bad Glyno. I meant Simon. Sorry for quoting you.:oops:



  
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Feb 06, 2011 17:51 |  #12

The S95's video quality is satisfactory for quickie video shoots when the camcorder is not around or available. At home, I always keep my Sony camcorder handy just for that purpose. The quality, of course, is much better. If I know I'm attending an indoor event such as a birthday or a family gathering, I usually bring both. They both fit nicely in my small camcorder bag.




  
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Feb 06, 2011 19:28 |  #13

Thanks.

I guess I'm just wishing for a device that can do it all, which doesn't exist.

My T2i takes great photos, and the video quality is good, but it's not a convenient camera to take places and it's certainly not convenient to shoot video.

An S95 is convenient for photos, and video, but compromises both.

Need a few more years, I suppose, to get it all.

But we're close.


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Feb 07, 2011 00:38 |  #14

I don't think we'll ever quite see P&S DSLRs. Besides the obvious physical factors, even if they invented some type of micro sensor that could replicate an SLR's quality, companies would sacrifice something else in terms of features. They will never come out with "the perfect camera" because that will eventually lead to a huge decline in sales, because then there's no "new" or "upgraded" version. But we can all dream of a P&S DSLR with a 10-500mm f/1.2 with 1080p video capabilities, but even if such technology existed, the market would never see it :(



  
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Feb 07, 2011 13:50 |  #15

For the videos I use it for (Family gatherings and concerts) its great! Hell, my SD1100IS was GREAT! But anything professional? Forget it. 5D Mark II! lol


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