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DSLR vs camcorder for video

April 2, 2011, 7:22 p.m.
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Looking into getting a camera for mainly video. DSLR or camcorder. Thoughts or suggestions?

April 2, 2011, 7:27 p.m.
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For video? Nothing will come close to a DSLR for quality. Unless you spend north of $10k.

April 2, 2011, 7:44 p.m.
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D7000 = cheap as hell and super good. Plus lots of old primes are cheap and work great on modern Nikons (not so much with Canon).

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April 2, 2011, 7:48 p.m.
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actually you get can get some decent camcorders and you can swap out lenses etc.

dslr's are awesome, but they suffer from the jello/rolling shutter effect.

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April 2, 2011, 8:49 p.m.
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grab maybe a minidv camcorder on the cheap - raw footage vs compressed which can be easier to work with but need a firewire connection to import.

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April 2, 2011, 9:06 p.m.
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I was on the fence as well, got a Canon T2i. Can't believe the quality of the video I'm getting with some decent lenses.

If you go with the DSLR, make sure you've got a mic in. Some of the older models and even the newer cheaper ones (D3100) don't have it which should be a deal breaker if you're concerned with video.

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