I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked this question. What’s more is I can’t just send them a link to one camera. There are so many things to be considered when looking at a DSLR for video. Especially here in 2013 with all the options available to us!
I’m going to do my best to break down this question and give people as tailored an answer as I can. To do this, I am going to break my answer into 3 sections…
Questions You Need To Ask Yourself Before Buying A DSLR For Video.
With the new firmware for the 5D Mark III we are getting clean HDMI out. For those interested in using an external recorder for video this is huge. I found this great video online by Stefan Czech and thought I’d share it for those who looking for more info on the subject. While the video is a little long and wordy, it is very thorough and covers pretty much everything.
Are any of you interested in recording via HDMI? Why/why not?
I’ve been wanting a hassle free way to mount 2 lights on a single c-stand so I wouldn’t have to deal with 3 or more stands for my key light. Here is what I came up with. There are probably some better ways to mount the scrim, but this way was cost effective. All I needed was the triple header.
The Canon 60D is only $699 on B&H Photo Video and Amazon until May 25th. It really kills me that I don’t have the funds for one right now. In my opinion, the 60D is one of the best all around DSLRs for video right now. So if you are looking for an upgrade to your rebel line DSLR or a solid B-camera this is the camera for you.