Kevin Railsback, who specializes in nature and wildlife cinematography, uses Panasonic’s AJ-PX270 P2 HD camcorder to capture his material.
“Nature and wildlife filmmakers are most active at first and last light—that’s when you have the most wildlife activity, as well as that magic hour of light for landscapes,” he explains. “The PX270 pushes deeper into low-light country without any additional noise. For example, I was filming a purple coneflower on a tallgrass prairie using the camera’s high sensitivity mode. I looked at the time and it was 17 minutes after sunset. With other cameras, I would have been halfway home, but I was just wrapping up in the field.”