I'm in the market for a new camera. I'd like to have a good camera for shooting video. Here are my two cameras I'm looking at, and if anybody can weigh in, it'd be helpful.
I'm looking at Nikon's D5300. I have Nikon glass, and figure this could be a 2 for 1 kind of deal. I'd upgrade my still camera (currently have D90) and now have a better video camera.
Canon stuff is not off the table, just I have a few Nikon lens.
However I have been looking at:
It's in my price range, it shoots cleaner video (prores and DnX). However, its not a still camera.
I'm not a shooter usually, I know some basic stuff, I'd just like to have some of my own gear in the event that some of my shooter friends are not available. I also have sounddevices 702T for my audio needs, so I'm not concerned about poor mics on the DSLRs
on May 27, 2014 at 2:36:48 pm Last Edited By Bill Bruner on May 27, 2014 at 2:38:18 pm
Hi Alan - my first DSLR was a D50 and I currently own the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, so I may be able to help.
I loved my Nikon, but when I made the transition to video I went with Panasonic GH cameras and the BMPCC.
Nikon did not seem serious about video.
I needed a video camera with a headphone jack, full control of aperture and shutter speed while shooting video, higher bit rates and I wanted to get away from the 30 minute DSLR continuous recording limit.
Truthfully, I use the GH3 more - it is a great still/video camera - a lot easier to use than the BMPCC, is easily compatible with Nikon lenses with inexpensive adapters and Speed Boosters and records at up to 50mbps IPB and 72mbps ALL-Intra for very high quality video.
Here is what this camera can do:
Hope this is helpful and good luck with your decision!