I've downloaded a few samples of video shot with the new round of point and shoots and the Sony nex cameras, one of their claims is HD 1080, I'm sure somehow they are providing the 1080 part of the claim, but the HD part I can't see it. Not that these little machines should be a quality match for bigger more expensive equipment, I just can't see see much improvement over the cheaper video of some years back. I've a few samples of the latest Sony, to me I see drab colour and soft detail.
Am I being a bit blind or is that how it is?
despite being ehthousiastic with the Nex, I saw the same as you.
I checked the files carefully and they are too soft.
In fact, reducing the resolution to m4/3 and loosing 2MP, they are about the same quality, but with more room for "playing", specially in higher ISOs.
But in PP, this kind of softness is actually better welcome than the opposite and not a big deal.
The Imaging ressource where very impressed by the print quality that judged clearly above the m4/3, that confirms my impressions: soft but managable.
It will be good to wait more in depth reviews to see if that is a lens issue or if the default settings are badly implemented or if the AA filter is involved etc...
But, yes, I saw the same as you saw.
Again, this is not an M9 reduced with video...we are far from it.
Hey Leica, would you please do a micro M once for a while? there is a lack in german design here...