good camera for still & video for video podcasts and possible broadcast

Started Nov 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Buzz Lightyear
Buzz Lightyear Regular Member • Posts: 449
Re: good camera for still & video for video podcasts and possible broadcast

In my opinion, most DSLRs (except maybe a pro-level unit costing $4K+) are not the best video platforms.  I've used a Canon EOS 60D and currently own a Nikon D5100.  Video output is OK, but to be perfectly honest . . . a Sony or Panasonic superzoom camera has better video output, and they cost well within your budget.  The AVCHD progressive format (60 fps) developed by Sony and Pansonic is the best high-def video you can produce -- short of an expensive broadcast quality camcorder.  You just need to make sure that your devices and editing suite can handle the AVCHD format.  I currently own a Panasonic FZ200 -- and the video output (especially the high speed/slow motion feature) is awesome.  Don't be deterred by this small sensor camera - the image quality for still photos is exceptional also -- if you understand and work within it's limitations.  It will do everything you want.  You can even shoot RAW and plug in an external stereo mic for high quality sounding video.

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Panasonic FZ1000 Nikon D810 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD +2 more
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