Best video cameras for photographers vs best cameras for videographers

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tb06mar Regular Member • Posts: 240
Best video cameras for photographers vs best cameras for videographers

I am looking for a camera for doing both video and still, and noticed the two different articles in the "Best camera and lens for 2020", as listed in the title. There are overlaps, for example, R6, Z6 and XT4 are shown in both categories. Nice writing and helpful information . However I am a little confused: what is the difference between the two articles? Can they be combined into one without lossing useful information?

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Handsome90 Contributing Member • Posts: 590
Re: Best video cameras for photographers vs best cameras for videographers

tb06mar wrote:

Can they be combined into one without lossing useful information?

Why not give DPR feedback about this? https://www.dpreview.com/feedback

NickZ2016 Senior Member • Posts: 1,582
Re: Best video cameras for photographers vs best cameras for videographers

Just take the information and start asking questions. In the brand equipment forums. In the video forum. Or other related forums.

The cameras seem to have been picked to hit a price point more than anything else. I think they're all hybrids. Even if you'd expect a broader choices in the videographer article.

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DenverSteve Contributing Member • Posts: 563
Re: Best video cameras for photographers vs best cameras for videographers
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There is no best - for anything. There is what you can/will afford. The reality is that, as always, it has more to do with the loose nut behind the camera.  You can make just as good videos with a Canon Rebel as you can with a 5D because the greatest limitation is the person making the video or photo. The camera/lens won't magically make you better. Pick a brand, pick a budget, purchase the equipment and learn to use it. Repeat. A good film-maker you can use a 25 year-old Arriflex and do magic.  In the hands of a hack, both are useless.--

Meter, Compose, Focus, Shoot..... Repeat
Steve

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