DSLR with HD Video Recording Capability or a dedicated HD Video Camera?

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  1. ChrisBelison

    ChrisBelison Member

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    Hi, guys! I'm having a dilemma right now. Should I get a DSLR with HD video recording capabilities or get a dedicated HD video camera? By the way, my Nikon D40's still pretty swell.



    I posted this here so that you guys can suggest HD video cameras, too. Should be less than 45k since I'm still a student. Ha ha!
     
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    Sell the D40 and buy a 2nd hand Nikon D5100 or D3100.


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  3. Gesh

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    Same, sell the D40 and get an Slr with video recording capability.

    In the vain of the "best camera is the one you always have", think it's much more convenient to carry 1 integrated device.
     
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    Sell the Nikon and get a Canon 600D or 60D. Nikons video codec is worse than a VHS imho.
     
  5. minggoy

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    yup get a 60d
     
  6. AthanWylde

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    60D for sure.
     
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    Canon has way, way better video output compared to Nikon. I am a cinema stud, and the 60D is doing pretty good for me. i suggest getting a 600D or 60D.
     
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    If you can get a lot better deal with a 550d, go for it over a 600d
     
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    I agree with everyone else here. Sell your current cam and get a 60d or 600d. No need to buy a dedicated video cam.
     
  10. ChrisBelison

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    Hmm. So, Canon has better video? Thanks for the tips, guys!
     
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    Way better. 550D - 600D - 60D has the same video output. they just differ on some intangibles.
     
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    Hmm. I think I'm ready to switch from Nikon to Canon because of the video. Hmm.
     
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    hmmm if you're in a budget pala... you can get the panasonic gf1 or gf2 micro four thirds camera.. they shoot good videos even in low light conditions
     
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    Performance comparison between the 60D and the D7000 from dpreview. Yellow means where the D7000 is better. The gaps show where the 60D shines. The 60D is better than the D7000 but not by much.

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    Online comparisons should be taken with a grain of salt IMHO. I have used the Nikons and Canons before, and though the Nikon is good at Photography, its not doing good in Videography. Canon can do both, and way much better on the video side.
     
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    Go switch to Canon already. You won't regret it. MOST wedding videographers use Canon ever since. There's a reason for that. ;)
     
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    for 45k

    check out SONY NEX-5N with Dual Lens

    18-55mm and 16mm 2.8

    the video is also vgood 1080p Full HD
     
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    DSLRs will never match a video camera.

    No. 1 reason is sensor heat.
     
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    +1 to this

    My Sony a77 and Canon 60D keeps on overheating when shooting a video that's why I always have my HD camcorder inside my DSLR bag.
     
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    Correct. If the time comes that it requires me to shoot longer footage, di ko pwede sabihin sa client.. "ay wait lang ho, pause muna ang event, nag overheat DSLR ko"
     

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