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I tried out the FX3 as well. Grip is way better (as it would probably be with that Small Rig cage what adds more grip to the ZV-E1), but the issue of holding it out in front unsupported still remains. Unless I go with some janky loupe on the ZV-E1. Don't really want to go with an APS-C crop on FF Glass.
 
I see a lot of the similar promo shots have this active BT Sony grip/tripod attached. Not sure it will be that great with a heavy lens held away from the body like this, but that is another option
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Bit the bullet and went for an A7Siii - Got a deal on a new in box but 2nd hand (if that makes sense) for only US$600 more than a new from Sony ZV-E1. Not worth the compromises. I'll soon forget the extra $'s over the irritation that would come with the other options.
 
Bit the bullet and went for an A7Siii - Got a deal on a new in box but 2nd hand (if that makes sense) for only US$600 more than a new from Sony ZV-E1. Not worth the compromises. I'll soon forget the extra $'s over the irritation that would come with the other options.

I think you will be happy
 

Firmware Ver. 5.00 Temporarily Suspended​

After investigation, Sony has confirmed an issue with ILME-FX6 System Software Ver. 5.00, which was released on May 28, 2024 (JST). After updating to Ver. 5.00 ,if you turn ON the power with the INPUT2 (audio input 2) switch set to LINE, the audio from CH2 may become unintended level.

Due to this issue, we have suspended the download of ILME-FX6 System Software Ver. 5.00. We apologise for the inconvenience and will rectify the situation by releasing a corrected version as soon as possible.
 
Exactly why I always wait at least 30 days after new firmware is released before installing. Let everyone else beta test it first.
 
Found this limit today. Never new it existed but with 1TB cards you can reach the "clip" limit well before you run out of space... I found the following in the manual, and I can confirm that mine stopped recording at exactly 600 clips (1,200 files , 600 pairs of XML and MXF files) in the clip folder.

[Note] Up to approximately 600 clips can be recorded on one memory card
 
Found this limit today. Never new it existed but with 1TB cards you can reach the "clip" limit well before you run out of space... I found the following in the manual, and I can confirm that mine stopped recording at exactly 600 clips (1,200 files , 600 pairs of XML and MXF files) in the clip folder.
FYI, that has always been the limit since XDCAM first launched more than 17 years ago.
 
Mmm, Card size has increased a bit since then. I've 1TB cards, so (for me) the limiting factor becomes this clip limit rather than capacity.
 
That is exactly the point I've been telling people in my training videos and workshops since larger cards became common. Unless you are shooting interviews or other long-running takes, a memory card with a huge capacity is of dubious value in a Sony camera. My average clip length is less than 20 seconds, so I'd hit the clip limit long before running out of capacity if I had big cards.

On top of that, there's also the consideration of having too many eggs in one basket. Personally, I'll take four 256GB cards over a 1TB card any day.
 
I copy off all the clips each day, but I'm with you (now I know). Given my clip length vs storage, 2 x 512 would have been better for me on the FX6. I've also got a 1TB in the A7Siii but I'm not sure if it has a "clip limit"
 
A clip limit is so dumb
So was the Y2K two-digit limitation for the year in dates. Lots of stuff gets done in early development of anything that doesn't make much sense looking back.

I think the 600 clip limit it is an artifact from when cards were only 8GB and optical disks were 50GB, as we made the awkward leap from tape to solid state.
It probably made sense at the time. Not so much now, but probably hard to fix. It's not really an issue for 99.99% of camera owners so why bother?
 
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