Both are good, try them out and get the camera that feels better.
Originally Posted by MasterKromm
Ok, I've had my eyes on either Nikon's D5000 or Canon's T1i... But what do you guys suggest? Any good online deals atm? Also, I might be able to pick up a Canon 7D + 28-135mm lens through a friend in the military that has access to AAFES for ~$1400. But I'd rather buy my first DSLR for $700(or less) as I'm just a DSLR newbie...
Originally Posted by iandroo888
OH also, something ive noticed if you were interested in the video function of the two cameras. ive played with the T1i in video mode. it has a focus button u can press during shooting but since the lens is right next to the mic, its really loud. my friend who owns the T1i mentioned that the t1i has one of the louder noises for autofocusing during video.
Originally Posted by Marin
The noise isn't caused by the T1i, it's coming from the lens. If he's still using the kit lens then the mic is picking up the motor. Best way to avoid it is...
- Manual focus
- External mic
- Lens with a sonic motor (if you really want AF)
Originally Posted by Mootsfox
Doesn't help. The internal mic still picks it up, at least on my D300s with the 18-55mm. Having an external mic is great though, but note that the D5000 and T1i don't allow the use of an external mic. Only the D300s and 7D (and above of course) can use an external mic.
Manual focus is an awesome way to go. I'm not sure on the Canon side of things, but Nikon has a large list of fast MF primes that are top-notch for video work.