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Rick Wise
Student cameras with full manual controls shooting video
on Apr 17, 2014 at 12:35:43 am

For Cine students at the Academy, I'm trying to find digital cameras that shoot video in full manual control of iris, shutter speed, and white balance and that cost under $500. So far my best bet costs more, the Canon T5 for $549. Any suggestions? Note that the specs on all these cheaper cameras specify if they have manual controls for stills, but rarely mention that for video. I have spent several hours on the internet researching this topic with thin results. If you have a camera to suggest, please make sure it does have full manual controls in video mode. I'd prefer "real" video cameras instead of hybrid stills-video, but I can find nothing in this style that has manual controls for under a grand. Maybe there's something I missed that one of you knows about.

Thank you in advance!

Rick Wise
Cinematographer
MFA/BFA Lighting and Camera Instructor Academy of Art University
San Francisco Bay Area
http://www.RickWiseDP.com


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