Panasonic AJ-PX270 Low Light High Sensitivity

Low Light Sensitivity

As a nature and wildlife filmmaker, you can most often find me out in the field at first light and last light.
One of the hardest things for me is to see something amazing to film but the light is to low for my camera to capture.

Ove the years video cameras have become able to film in much lower light conditions than their predasessors.

The Panasonic PX270 is no exception. It’s new High Sensitivity setting allows me to stay out in the field longer in low light and to be more productive as well by capturing footage that my previous camera the HPX250 just couldn’t handle.

The PX270 can now switch via a menu option from normal sensitivity to high sensitivity mode.
The beauty of this high sensitivity mode is that you can shoot in much lower light yet not get additional noise that you would typically see when pushing your camera to its low light resolving limits.

I shot a little bit of footage at my favorite nature spot, Indian Creek Nature Center to show you the difference switching to high sensitivity makes when shooting in low light.

I didn’t make any changes between shots, just switched from Normal to High Sensitivity.

I wasn’t worried about the lighting conditions or composition, I just wanted to show the increase in light levels when things start to get too dim for shooting in “Normal” mode with the PX270.

The more I take this camera out into the field, the more impressed I become with it.

I’ve come up through the ranks shooting the Panasonic HVX200, HPX170 and the HPX250. The PX270 is another giant leap in image quality

So take a look at the short video below and let me know what you think in the comments below.


And as always, shoot the ordinary and make it extraordinary!

Kevin J Railsback is a wildlife and nature filmmaker

By | 2016-11-06T09:39:01+00:00 October 23rd, 2014|Categories: Filmmaking Naturally News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

About the Author:

Award-winning filmmaker Kevin J Railsback has traveled as far as Africa to test HD cameras for Panasonic.
His stunning nature and wildlife footage has appeared in productions on National Geographic, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel as well as in commercials for such corporate giants as AT&T.

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