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Go for Canon, the best and bang for the back...
I'd disagree with that statement. The D3100 is a great value camera that Nikon has pushed out.
post #32 of 36
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Why not just buy a video camera?
because no <2k camcorder can really compare to the large sensor size of the gh2

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What do YOU think is the best handheld video camera out there for +/- 1 grand?
only other camera to compete with the gh2 in video is the sony a55. its got a slightly larger sensor and even faster video AF. but it doesnt have a swivel screen (which is useful for video), nor does it have the fancy touch screen.
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I could be wrong but doesn't the A55 lack manual exposure in video mode? And interesting that the AF is faster than the GH2, had no idea. I think i'll look more into the Sony A55.
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I could be wrong but doesn't the A55 lack manual exposure in video mode? And interesting that the AF is faster than the GH2, had no idea. I think i'll look more into the Sony A55.
you are right there are no manual video controls for the a55. i thought there was a new firmware update but i guess not. it also doesnt have 24p if thats important......

maybe there will be a hacked firmware like the gh1
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post #35 of 36
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Hey, so I made a quick used buying guide for you:

Used Rebel XSi on POTN
Used 18-55mm IS on POTN
New Class 6 Transcend 8GB SDHC card
Generic DSLR camera bag
New Opteka Battery w/ Battery Charger

Estimated cost: $480.

So ~$50 difference

And you could put the difference to something like this maybe!




I'd think that's a bad idea. The entry level Nikon bodies lack an in-body AF motor, while cheaper/older Nikon lenses are usually AF lenses, which cannot autofocus on those bodies.




Personally, I wouldn't.

A lot of DSLRs these days can shoot video. The problem I have with Panasonic is that their lens library is lacking. When you buy a camera, you also buy into a system (that is, you don't buy a Panasonic with the intent of using Canon lenses, for example).
Doh! You are correct. How much would a used D7000 run now?
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Doh! You are correct. How much would a used D7000 run now?
I'd guess $1200-$1300 for the body only?

Unfortunately I've only seen two used ones so far since they've come out. I do know the D90 is around $700 now and the D3100 is around $450.

Linked you to a good Nikon FS thread on POTN.

I won't lie, I was a bit tempted to swap for a D90 to give video a try, but alas, I'm much too comfortable with Canon's bodies to give it up.
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