Sony RX100 low light video test

I’ve been using an RX100 for a few weeks now.  Very nice quality jpegs and outstanding video.  I love the way the autofocus will track faces even when videoing.

Anyway, I wanted to see the low light capabilities of this little camera so I shot a few seconds of footage at a low light event at the weekend.

I’m well aware that the colour needs fixing and the exposure increasing a little.  This is an MTS file shot handheld (YouTube told me it was shaky and asked if it should clean it up – I declined).  I then used FFMPEG to “rewrap” it as an M4V and upload to YouTube.  The rewrapping doesn’t do any recoding so it’s as close to a “straight out of camera” file that can easily be viewed on most computers.

How dark was it?  Still shots taken for comparison were ISO 1,600, f/3.2, 1/60 kind of dark.  That’s somewhere around EV5.

What do you think?  Good enough for web or not worth bothering with in the dark?  Let me know in the comments.

Oh, and hit the “1080p” button, obviously ;)

2 Responses to “Sony RX100 low light video test”

  1. az says:

    It’s impressive for a pocketable camera. Where is this carousel? I like it.

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