August 26, 2015 at 3:49AM
Choosing a budget film camera
I am currently using cheapo Nikon D3100 as my camera alongside with the 18-55mm kit and couple of M42 ones. I am planning on upgrading my toolbox, and probably switching from Nikon.
First choice would go to Canon APS-C DSLR (something like 600D/650D) because I'd love to have Magic Lantern in my pocket. But researching on internet I have been lately seeing more and more people recommending Sony cameras, which is said to deliver better video quality and more functions (which I found to be true, but still - Canon has ML which evens things out) and I want those sexy functions like zebra, peaking, audio levels, 3,5mm mic input, crop marks (for 2.35:1)... and stuff :p
My question is, should I go for Canon 600D/650D with ML or search for Sony cameras like used A6000 (new one is a bit to expensive for me). I am not really educated into Sony products so that's why I need help on deciding on system.
My target budget is around 500 euros (around 550$ I think), I think no more because I want to save the rest for other filmmaking stuff.
I plan to use M42 lenses mainly, because I got some of them and I heard they work worst on Nikon system so I expect them only to get better on Canon/Sony. Of course in future I plan on upgrading from M42 set to some decent ones, but for now I want to stay on M42 field. So which system (and camera) should I go for? Canon or Sony?