Cheers Scubadru and Dean.
It looks like I'll have to wait to see if the low light performance of the next generation of HD cams has improved.
These days the TV companies insist on HD but they don't realise that I can get them better footage with a PD170!
I was recently fiming on an 80m wreck off Falmouth, England. I managed to capture some decent images, but some of the best shots were using ambient light, with my dive partner (Teresa) highlighting objects with her wide angle HID.
On the same dive was a diver with an A1E. When back on shore and checking out the footage the A1E was virtually a black screen except for close up shots. At first I thought this was user error/camera setup, but now realise it was due to lack of low light performance of the HVR A1E. This is a shame as the A1 is a great little camera.
Does the Z1 perform better under low light conditions? Not that I can afford the 7000 UK pounds for a Z1 and Gates.
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Camera Model & Brand
PD170, HVR A1E.
Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
Kowalski 23w HID