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Mar 07, 2013, 10:40 AM
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Sony RX100 or Nex 5n?

Which is the preferred camera for aerial videos from hex or quad? I have done
a lot of reading on both cameras and can't make up my mind. Would appreciate
input. Thanks.
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Mar 11, 2013, 06:07 AM
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I'm in the same boat! At the moment, I'm tending to favor the 5N, but that's mainly because it has interchangeable lenses, so you could use a 16mm or other wide angle if you wished. The downside is that the 5N will be heavier than the RX100. The RX100 has a wide zoom range, which really isn't needed for AP.
Mar 11, 2013, 06:21 AM
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I got a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V over the weekend. The specs look really good and it's very reasonable used on ebay lately. [email protected] which will make for some nice fluid video.
It's also supposed to have very good built in stabilization.
Mar 11, 2013, 02:46 PM
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Only drawback to the the HV9 is the Jello issue you MUST have a completely smooth and isolated mount to get jello free video. If you can achieve that the video is awesome, but it is a very hard camera to fly on a multirotor and the stabilization can not be turned off which is the problem with it. The new RX100 is alot easier to fly on multirotors. Must add I have one and took alot of work to get great video but it was still hit and miss.

Mar 12, 2013, 07:09 AM
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Michael64 - Thanks for your input - it's looking like the NEX 5N is the better choice, though heavier and probably more costly - there's quite a few people on this forum using it and seem to be happy with their results.
Mar 15, 2013, 02:01 AM
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I've got a nex 5n for sale... I went Sony boss for pure video...

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