I’m really not trying to start a camera review/tech blog but I may as well share more results for those wanting to check out new gear.
I day tripped to a Scottish-Irish festival at Green Lane Park in Pennsylvania to shoot stills of sword fighting for a series on women’s sports. I also decided to perform a quick test with the D300s (and its video capabilities in a more journalistic way). During the first test, the camera was on a tripod and the circumstances were somewhat controlled. This test was a lot like how I usually work — on the fly.
The image quality was good (as expected), the built-in mic lacked punch (also expected) but was passable. Some form of Steadicam is a must when using this camera. Next up will be the arrival of a Beachtek XLR mic adapter (so good audio is possible) and to balance the Glidecam for use with the D300s.