I work as a 2D animator and I do motion graphics, but sometimes I work doing videos. I own a Nikon D3100 and sometimes I think it's not good enough. I mean I could get a better footage with a better camera. But, as I said before, since video is not my main activity, I don't want to spend a lot of money on a extremely "professional" camera.
So, here's when I need your advice: should I buy a "better" DSLR, such as Canon 60D (I've read in several sites they choose the 60D over the d3100) and some good lenses? Or should I spend money and improve the lenses and keep the d3100?
Thanks a lot for sharing your advices and experience!!!
Hi Irene - As an animator, you may want to take a look at the Panasonic G6 and its built-in stop motion animation mode as seen here:
The G6 is also far less susceptible to moire than the Canons and Nikons, shoots at up to 1080/60p (Nikons and Canons are limited to 1080/30p), has focus peaking straight out of the box, has a viewfinder that continues working when you're shooting video (as you know from your Nikon, DSLR viewfinders blank out when shooting video).
In my view, it is the best large sensor video/still camera in its class.
G6 is a great camera for a great price, but not a large sensor camera. It's 4/3rds and it has some of it's own drawbacks. If you want wide angle or shallow DOF it's much more challenging to accomplish.