August 21, 2016 at 8:36PM, Edited August 21, 8:44PM
Are nikons ok for beginning film making?
Im planning on getting a camera soon but would like some help deciding. I've always been into photography, and know a good amount about it. But recently I've been getting more into videography/film making. I've had my eyes on nikon for a while now because they're really good cameras. I'm heavily considering the nikon d5500 and maybe the d7200 (pricier, no vari-angle display), even the Sony alpha a7 (which I heard had bad focusing in low light). I should note that my friend, who I shoot with, uses a nikon so it may help to have the same company. But since learning more about film making, everybody praises Canons because of their autofocusing (i.e. the 60d, 70d, and t5i). Even Casey Neistat called the 70d the best camera. So without being biased because of my experience with nikon I'm considering canon. My ideal budget is $1500 (including the camera body, lens, and starting accessories like bag and tripod). Later on I'm planning to get more things needed. I know kit lenses aren't that good so I'm looking at a nikon 50mm f/1.8 and (or) the sigma 17-50 f/2.8. The main question here is: will I be limited in video quality if I get a nikon, and what cameras in this price range would you recommend? In the end I know its not the gear but the person using the gear, but I would like to start off on the right foot.