Sony HDR SR5 NTSC model

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  1. MRadja

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    I will be going to the US in the next few weeks. I have seen the sony HDR-SR5 advertised there for 380 pounds (750 dollars). I chose this model as a replacement for my sanyo VPC HD1 I bought last year. I tend to take good videos requiring little editing, drop the files onto my HTPC for storage and playback.
    My question is
    1. the US model is advertised as NTSC- surely this is for the SD mode which I will not be using?
    2 Is there any issues with 1080i50 or 60, is this a problem if I buy it there?- I am totally ignorant/confused about this.
    3. What do other owners of the said model feel about focussing, lowlight performance and PQ of this cam?
    The price is nearly 200 pounds cheaper and I am sorely tempted!! Any help will be greatly appreciated and thanks in advance.
     
  2. redsox_mark

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    Yes NTSC refers to the SD mode, though that term is also used incorrectly comparing 50i to 60i.

    No real issues with 50i; you may get some issues with flicker from indoor 60hz lights.
     
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    1: You are correct. I am buying a Japanes import Panasonic HDC-SD7 and that too will be NTSC. I will dump the files to my HTPC and display on LCDTV. No issues.

    2: You might get flickering under fluorescent light indoors or sodium lighting outdoors due to phase differences: the jury is still out on this.

    3: Don't have one.
     
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    Actully I am in the same boat although I was looking at the canon.

    Do a search it may pop up something

    sam
     
  5. MRadja

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    Thanks very much. I am definitely getting myself one then!
     

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