October 29, 2014 at 4:10AM

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DSLR for cinematography?

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I need to know which DSLR should I invest in if I wish to shoot videos and films. I stay in Mumbai so weather sealing would be great! They should be budget friendly. Thanks :)

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the canon 7D is one of the "low" buget cameras with weather sealing "warhorse". Now is cheap because now the new 7D mark II is out.

October 29, 2014 at 7:53AM

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Ragüel Cremades
Film producer and director
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Thanks for the suggestion but its over 1 Lakh rupees and my budget along with a lens is about 70-80 maximum. Lesser than that would be great.

Ritambhara Agrawal

October 29, 2014 at 10:47AM

Canon 70D is the one of best DSLR for videos, check out the link :

http://vimeo.com/76295637

October 30, 2014 at 4:12AM

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Sreenath Narayanan
Digital imaging Artist | Photographer | Designer | Filmmaker
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>>>If you are looking to get serious about video, I would stay away from Nikon.

I would say the exact opposite. With the exception of the Canon 5D Mk3 camera and the Canon 1D C camera, all Canon DSLRs suffer from limited dynamic range, low resolution, and bad aliasing and moire in their image.

Where even the cheap Nikon D5200 has very little aliasing or moire, more dynamic range than the Canon DSLRs, and a sharper image than the Canon cameras.

>>>lens mount is hard to use other lenses for, the video side is poorly supported in my opinion

The Nikon lens mount fits most of the major brands of cine cameras, and even mount on to most Canon DSLR cameras.

I own 8 Nikon AI-S lenses that I use with my Panasonic GH3 and GH3 camera bodies, but I can also mount them on a Canon 5D Mk3 or a Sony FS-700 or a RED Epic. The Nikon lens mount is far more flexible when it comes to using the lenses with other cameras.

October 31, 2014 at 2:53PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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How would you rate Canon 70D?

November 6, 2014 at 8:59AM

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Ritambhara Agrawal
Aspiring filmmaker and writer
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Just got the mirrorless Canon EOS M for a video project and its great! External mic jack and nice low light shooting.

September 4, 2015 at 4:52AM

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