Sony FX30 / low light test / LOG vs noLOG shooting (in 45s :-)

LOG vs noLOG shooting. Noise vs high dynamic range.

On Sony FX30 dual ISO works only, when LOG shooting is ON. The advantage is better dynamic range because camera gain is not used.

If you switch FX30 to LOG Shooting mode and set base ISO to 2500, camera stays on Gain 0dB (!!), ISO sensitivity 2500 and Exposure index will be 6400 if you set “ISO” to 6400). The reason is better dynamic range. Level of noise is not so good, bacause denoise filters are deactivated.
See this screenshot:

If you switch LOG Shooting to OFF, and set ISO 6400, the camera raise camera Gain do 40dB and switch denoise filters ON (you can not changed it manually). The noise is supressed (because of denoise filters active), but the dynamic range is much worse. Screen:

Youtube video compression suppress a lot of noise, please check screenshots below to see real noise levels:

LOG Shooting ON, gama sLog3, base ISO: 2500, EI: 6400:

LOG Shooting OFF, gama: Cinema2, ISO: 6400:

LOG Shooting OFF, gama: sLog3, ISO: 6400:

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Laboratory Power Supply Case DPS3005 24V 5A 120W

Laboratory power supply case.

Modules used

  • Buck Adjustable DC Module DPS3005 0-32V 5A
  • Power supply 24V 5A 120W
    (size: 22cm x 9.9cm x 4.2cm – 8.66inch x 3.9inch x 1.65inch)
  • 2x LM2596 DC-DC buck converter (1x 5V, 1x 12V output)
  • Noctua NF-R8-1800 fan (8×8 cm)

Print Part01 as one piece (supports needed) or two (no supports) and glue them together (as I did).

Part02 is bottom plate.


Aqua Control – Arduino based software

AquaControl is software based on Arduino hardware. It is able to control and monitor an aquarium. It’s highly customizable and easy to use because of on screen menu. All settings could be saved to the EEPROM memory.

AquaControl arduino


– OLED display
– automatic RGB LED light control (I am using 3x20cm LED strips)
– display and sound notifications
– low/high temperature warnings
– maintenance day and “day before” notifications
– shows current temperature and time
– customizable user menu
– status icons (some of them animated)
– automatic OLED sleep
– automatic OLED wake up when some event has been raised

In the new version:
– simulated sunrise and sunset (30 minute interval)
– display the current brightness on the OLED
– sound for the upcoming maintenance day (eg. to prepare the water for standing)
– sound for the day of maintenance
– low or high water temperature audible alarm

Sony A6300 thermal pad installation (disassemble, assemble)

How to stop your Sony A6300 from overheating, please see the video below.

SONY A6300
4K recording 25fps

firmware version 1.10
no modification: 22m 33s
thermal pad installed: 36m 56s – 64% better

firmware version 2.0
Auto Pwr OFF
Temp: HIGH
thermal pad installed: 55m 24s – 148% better

Usefull links:
firmware 2.0 download
OpenMemory Tweaks