When I was at Sony’s XDCam HD show and tell the other day, they spent a ton of time pimping “slow shutter” as a feature. Essentially it lets you clock the shutter speed slower than the framerate, to allow for better sensitivity without gaining up the signal, at the expense of less fluid motion. But … The XL-H1 does that, and I believe a number of other cameras do to. Does anyone know if Sony is actually doing something special, or are they really just pimping old news?
I think one of the things about the slow shutter on the XDCAM is how slow it goes. It goes right up to 64 frame accumulations, or roughly 3 seconds. Using the timelapse function you can get some pretty amazing shots, especially at night (really long streaking car headlights etc)