Lensrentals looks at digital off-camera video recorders.

Most still cameras today are capable of shooting HD, and often 4K, video. Unfortunately, video quality is frequently limited by factors such as codecs, bit rates, or write speeds to memory cards, and often doesn’t reflect what the camera and sensor are capable of capturing when unshackled from such limitations. 

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To work around this, many videographers use digital off-camera recorders that leverage a camera’s ability to output higher quality video to an external source via the HDMI port. Joshua Richardson over at Lensrentals has published a helpful article about digital recorders and why you may want to consider using one, and calls out some common models worth considering.

We’re working on on some in-depth articles about some of these recorders to bring you even more detail. Stay tuned!