Originally Posted by AussieJarred
my camera doesn't auto focus very fast and i think this would be very important for ds planes.
Unless you're using a big lensed DSLR, most consumer/prosumer video cameras will catch
everything from about 30 feet to infinity at their infinite focus setting which is enough
to catch any DS plane in the air. The only time I ever have any problem with focus is when
I forget to set that. I have programmed one of the custom modes on my SX30IS to always
use infinite focus.
Joe, yes I like CCD over CMOS for filming fast motion, but as you've found, beyond
the SX30IS which maxes out at 720p@30fps, there's nothing under $1000 that uses CCD
sensors for HD video. CMOS sensors are cheaper, and faster which gives faster shot to shot
stills, and some high frame rate slow motion modes, and is usually the only way to
get to 1080p. Going to be kinda hard to avoid CMOS going forward.