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Anna Finucane
Best recommendation for a DSLR camera?
on Sep 8, 2014 at 3:31:02 pm

I just graduated from college and I'm interested in purchasing a DSLR camera. I have a few projects in mind for what I want to do before applying fora full time job out west, but I'm not sure what the best camera will be. The projects include interviews so ideally I would like to have a camera that has decent audio, or a way to connect a microphone to the camera. I don't have a big budget (less than 1000) so this is definitely a starter camera. I am very familiar with the Panasonic cameras that I used at school and I'm very picky about image quality.


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Jason Jenkins
Re: Best recommendation for a DSLR camera?
on Sep 8, 2014 at 8:57:02 pm

How about a used Panasonic GH2 or GH3?

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Mike Smith
Re: Best recommendation for a DSLR camera?
on Sep 9, 2014 at 8:06:09 am

GH2 looks good for the price.

And to boost your audio potential you might like to think about something like
http://tascam.com/product/dr-60d/ or
http://www.rcblogic.co.uk/m-420-beachtek.aspx?st=33&gclid=CIDR9NnU08ACFabLt...

and to make life easier in the sunshine, maybe one day add something like a ?
http://www.varavon.com/product/loupegh.html


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philip cabu
Re: Best recommendation for a DSLR camera?
on Sep 9, 2014 at 1:40:38 pm

I have a Nikon D5200,Its quite easy to navigate your way around its settings and controls and it takes great quality action shots.


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philip cabu
Re: Best recommendation for a DSLR camera?
on Sep 9, 2014 at 1:42:53 pm

http://thedigitalcamera.net/nikon-d5300-vs-nikon-d5200-whats-the-difference...

Check this out to help decide on a suitable model


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David Rehm
Re: Best recommendation for a DSLR camera?
on Sep 9, 2014 at 9:08:17 pm

Do you want a DSLR or a "conventional" video camera? You have to answer that first. Do your research.

For $1000 you could get the following:
Canon T3i ($499) http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/753760-REG/Canon_5169B001_EOS_Rebel_T...
Kit lenses are not for film making - avoid them overall.

Canon 50mm 1.8 ($125) lens http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/12142-USA/Canon_2514A002_Normal_EF_50...

Tascam field recorder ($199) http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/821259-REG/Tascam_DR_40_DR_40_4_Track...
I personally would synch sound in post.


With these 3 items you have approx. $725.
Maybe buy a loupe/magnifier for the camerascreen (they range from $20 to $500 - I personally use a $40 one and it works great for what I need).

Maybe also get a shotgun mic (Rode).

With the above equipment you will be able to make very decent videos as long as you learn your craft and equipment.

Remember you will need a decent tripod and sd (class 10) cards too.

Hope this helps,
David


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Anna Finucane
Re: Best recommendation for a DSLR camera?
on Sep 11, 2014 at 3:29:04 pm

Thanks! I don't have a large budget at all so it limits my options. I have $600 set aside just for a camera, but if I have to go over a little I am willing to do that. I am planning from moving from the East Coast to Colorado so I have to consider saving money for the move and finding a job and place for that. I did have a friend recommend to me the T3i

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Digital-18-55mm-discontinued-manufacturer/dp/B0...

I do have a simple tripod that can do the job for a little while, and I still would have to find good memory cards. Thanks for all the help!


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Peter Reed
Re: Best recommendation for a DSLR camera?
on Oct 7, 2014 at 9:54:06 pm

I would reccomend either the Canon Rebel T5i or the Nikon D3200, both of which are reviewed and compared on this site.

Check them out here


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