decided to do a test to see how these cams handle video noise with various levels of gain and without gain applied.
please note that no custom presets or picture profiles were used here. if you know what you are doing and applied these parameters, the results may be significantly surprisingly different.
camcorders today allow you all these various parameters to manipulate eg, black compress, black stretch, black gamma, cinematone,knee, curves, color etc. the skilled video practitioner will be able to master his own personal settings to even minimize video noise, saturate colors as well as produce an awesome quality despite of the posted results shown here.
i guess the trick for most of these camcorders is dependant on what the user finds more important. brightness of image or cleaner darker with lesser video noise. some technlogies are superior when it comes to boosting gain and keeping video noise minimally visible.