Sony vs Canon Model - Which is Better for Shooting Videos

RahulIan

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Hello,

If I have to choose then Which is better-camera for shooting Indoor videos in Low-Light among these-models:

1. Sony Cybershot DSC-WX220/B

2. Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

3. Canon Powershot ELPH 360 HS / IXUS 285 HS (Note: As I concluded with the help of experts that SX610 HS is better than Canon powershot ELPH 360 HS / IXUS 285 HS even though latter is latest model so I don't consider it any more but irony is ELPH 360 HS is easily available at my end whereas for SX610 HS one has to hustle as its not easily available but both have the same price. So just for this reason I added Canon powershot ELPH 360 HS in the list.

I checked Canon & Sony has different shutter speed, is it make any difference in shooting video?

& (if possible) please share Why one which you pick is better in your opinion (it'll help me to understand things better)?

so which is better-camera for shooting Indoor videos in Low-Light among these-models:
 

kenrivers

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Q3: The biggest difference between these two lenses it that the f/1.8G version has a AF-S (Silent Wave Motor). If that is wrong then someone please correct that statement.

Q4: As 13thmonkey stated it all depends on what your are shooting.

Links that you might find useful for comparing 35mm vs 50mm vs 85mm:
http://www.thephoblographer.com/2014/09/23/field-test-comparing-85mm-50mm-lens-portraits/#.WB4rFHeZNE4
https://www.slrlounge.com/buying-first-prime-lens-35mm-50mm/

Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fm80yMi07Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R94PGPFoi4
 

13thmonkey

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I'd look on dpreview to be blunt, they do very very indepth tests, all you will get here is I have the sony and it's great or I have the Canon and it's great, you'll find no one having had both and doing a comparative review.

 

kenrivers

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13thmonkey makes an excellent point. We could compare specs but that really doesn't mean anything without real world tests.

Snapsport Review

DPREVIEW User Reviews - Sony Cyber-shot WX220

DPREVIEW - Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

For low-light shooting aperture and sensor size will make the biggest difference. Shutter speed isn't going to make much of a difference if the other factors are not good.

For example f/1.8 will give better low-light performance than f/3.3 and f/3.3 would be better (maybe only slightly) better than f/3.8. The wider the aperture the shorter the time you have to keep the shutter open. A longer shutter time in low-light situations will introduce more "grain" into the videos and pictures. Of course it is a combination of factors that influence low-light performance.
 

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Great insight, I appreciate that

I checked the specs both have very low aperture F3.8 and F3.3

Q1. Just to learn about this concept, It made me think about the dslr d5300 which I recently bought for my other purpose, I checked its specs for aperture & found it has no aperture and then I relized that the lens which we use with d5300 that has aperture, Is it correct?

Q2. D5300 comes with kit lens 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II SO it means it has f/3.5 apreture. Now if I want f/1.8 apreture from d5300 then I have to use 50mm lens: Nikon AF FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D which has f/1.8 aperture, isn't?


Q3. I found two 50mm lens:
Nikon AF FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G

Whats the difference, is anyone better than the other?


Q4. Lastly, I found these lens
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
Nikon AF-S 85mm F/1.8G
50mm

Among these which one is good for shooting video in low light?
 

13thmonkey

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A smaller aperture number creates a bigger hole to let light through (with focusing problems), BUT the size of the sensor is important, so f3.5 on a dslr might be better than f1.8 on a compact.

On a DSLR f1.8 is good, 1.4 is better, whether 35mm/50mm or 85mm is better for you depends on what you are shooting.
 

kenrivers

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Q3: The biggest difference between these two lenses it that the f/1.8G version has a AF-S (Silent Wave Motor). If that is wrong then someone please correct that statement.

Q4: As 13thmonkey stated it all depends on what your are shooting.

Links that you might find useful for comparing 35mm vs 50mm vs 85mm:
http://www.thephoblographer.com/2014/09/23/field-test-comparing-85mm-50mm-lens-portraits/#.WB4rFHeZNE4
https://www.slrlounge.com/buying-first-prime-lens-35mm-50mm/

Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fm80yMi07Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R94PGPFoi4
 
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