NEX7 vs NEX5R which one perform better in Video shooting ?

Discussion in 'Filmmaking' started by Piyapat, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. Piyapat

    Piyapat New to TalkEmount

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    Jul 25, 2013
    I need to make a presentation video next week , which one gives better result video ? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    The NEX-7, but only by a hair. Use the 24 Mbit/s 24p AVCHD mode. But both are not that good. If you want good quality video, go for a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.
     
  3. Piyapat

    Piyapat New to TalkEmount

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    Jul 25, 2013
    Thanks a lot for your advise.
     
  4. Archer

    Archer TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 19, 2013
    London, England
    I'm just watching a video I filmed on my NEX 5N in 1080P MP4 format - very pleased with it.

    There's a huge difference in price between the NEX 5's and the NEX 7 but remember the NEX 5N and 5R have touch screens and you can touch on the screen whilst filming a video and focus on different points - the NEX 7 doesn't have a touch screen.

    I'd actually say the NEX 5R was a better choice for video then the NEX 7 - especially taking into account the price difference - having said that you can't plug an external Mic into an NEX 5 - but for the massive price difference you could buy a nice audio recorder and sync audio later
     
  5. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Yeah, you CAN touch to focus on a NEX-5, but I personally would never use auto focus when filming. Either, I put the camera on a steadicam and the lens to hyperfocus (or a pre-calculated focus distance) or I have it on a tripod and focus manually. You can make sure not getting any focus hunting this way.

    As for external microphone - just use an external recorder. If you don't need the highest end surround sound, you might even be off great with a good microphone on a boompole plugged into a smartphone with a recording app.

    I agree that the NEX-5N isn't a much worse choice for video than the 5R, 6 or 7. The differences are relatively subtle. But once you realize what's actually possible in such a small camera, it's hard to be satisfied with the video quality of those. Have you ever seen ProRes 422 footage out of the super small 999€ Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera? That really blows you away. Too bad they won't do an E-Mount version ...
     
  6. andy

    andy TalkEmount Rookie

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    Jan 20, 2013
    but the blackmagic is an all out video camera, no stills.... but if all you do is video go for it. I myself use the 7 @50p then i can drop to 25p and have smooth slow mo's.

    When filming you always want to be in manual focus mode, the 7 you can have everything in manual which i love! only thing worse than auto focus going crazy mid shot is your iso jumping around :(
     
  7. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Yeah, because you can't really have both. A video camera needs a 2 MP sensor, a still camera, well, needs more than that. Of course in theory, pixel binning could be the solution, but current technology simply isn't up to the task.

    As far as I know you can preset the ISO before pressing the movie button.