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Hi OCN! I need help finding a camera.

Brands: No brand preference.
Price Range: <~400 for camera+35mm lens
Condition: New or Used
Purpose: Video! I want to have a DSLR to be capable of capturing good video.
Current Cameras: DMC-LX5. This guy is a point and shoot but has pretty awesome macro shooting, a larger sensor (but not big enough) and fairly shallow depth of field (but not enough).

You guys know of anything good? I love getting the middle of the road where price meets performance kind of deal. Excess is not my thing. My sister is looking to sell me a D3100 for $300 dollars and their respective 35mm lens for $160 dollars. Seems like an OK deal, but I wanted to ask this bright community if they could do better!
Edited by SDub - 6/25/13 at 8:09am
post #2 of 4
thats a good deal from your sis.

do you have other friends that also own cameras? i would go with the brand that allows me to share lenses/gear with friends honestly. all of the brands at the end of the day produce equally high quality video thumb.gif
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thats a good deal from your sis.

do you have other friends that also own cameras? i would go with the brand that allows me to share lenses/gear with friends honestly. all of the brands at the end of the day produce equally high quality video thumb.gif

Good to know! So, no particular model touts higher quality video? Or the capability to shoot a higher res at a faster frame rate, etc.? I would normally just reference dpreviews.com but the site is down for maintenance.
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they all shoot 1080p at 24/30 fps some offer 60fps but its really barely special at all. some television such as sports are broadcasted at 60i but in the end rarely does anyone need 60fps video. if you spend more you get more but as far as affordable video 1080p is all you can get. the next step up is 3K 3.5K and 4K that you can get from the black magic cinema cameras that are affordable but not anywhere near your budget nor practical needs wink.gif
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