UPDATE: People seem to be confusing the purpose of this video. Please understand 3 things before watching my video below:
- I made this video because people ask me why I don’t shoot with Nikon cameras. I’m not here trying to preach against Nikon, just answering a question with a video.
- This is MY opinion to be taken as just that, an opinion, not law. These are the reasons I personally don’t use Nikon. Not anyone else’s.
- If you have chosen Nikon as your camera system, good for you! I don’t have anything against Nikon shooters!
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One of the top questions I get asked is why I don’t recommend Nikon cameras or do more Nikon body reviews. In today’s video I go through my 4 reasons for not recommending Nikon cameras for video:
1. Nikon F Mount
On Canon, Panasonic and Sony cameras you have vast selection of lens options thanks to a more flexible flange distant. You can use Nikon glass and tons of other brands/mounts where as on a Nikon, you can never use Canon lenses and others.
2. Settings and Layout
I think Canon and Panasonic cameras have much better menu and button layouts than Nikon. This point is more subjective, but I’ve found that a good deal of shooters agree with me.
3. Not Video Oriented
When it comes to video, Canon, Panasonic and Sony have a lot more experience where as Nikon has been exclusively stills.
4. Many Pro Video Shooters Don’t Use Nikon
I’m not saying that anyone who shoots video on a Nikon camera isn’t a pro. But if you take a look at leading filmmakers and shooters, you won’t find many using Nikon cameras.
I didn’t make this video to bash Nikon or Nikon uses at all. I made this video to answer a question I get a lot from my readers. So now you guys know why I don’t recommend Nikon or shoot with Nikon cameras when filming video.