Why use DSLR as a video camera?

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BigRedNole
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Why use DSLR as a video camera?
Aug 20, 2010

I am asking out of curiosity. I bought a DSLR to take pictures, not video. I bought an HD camcorder to take video and not pictures. Both excel for their purpose. Neither one can come close to doing the job of the other.

I did take a small video with my T1i and couldn't stand even trying it. AF is horrible, video is questionable at best. I took the same video with my HV20 and it is astounding. I can understand people only wanting one device. However, I think it will be a long while before a DSLR can be as good as a camcorder for video. They would have to create a specific "video lens" to manage for the speed of autofocus necessary.

For me, I'll stick with two separate devices.

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