October 27, 2015 at 10:41AM, Edited October 27, 10:58AM
Sub-$1250 Camera for stills first and film second
Hi all. Long-time lurker, first-time poster here.
My question isn't very original, but I'm hoping you can help out. I stepped out of the photography game several years ago to focus on design work, and am now wanting to come back and dabble in short films. I am looking for a new/used DSLR that I can use for filmmaking, but can also do good stills.
I've been researching a ton about the Canon 5Dmkiii, 7Dmkii and the T2i...and see a bunch of mixed reviews, including ones saying to go toward the Samsung NX1 or the GH4. I guess I'm a bit overwhelmed and would love some clarity.
Here's my current camera gear:
• Canon 40D
• GoPro Hero 3 Black
• DJI Phantom 2 Vision+
• DJI Osmo (arriving soon)
I'm leaning toward something Canon, just because I have a few lenses already and would rather not start from scratch. The 7Dmkii seems to be pretty nice, but it seems to get ripped here pretty bad. I'm perhaps a bit too snobby to go with the T2i, just because I'm not sure about the compact DSLR situation.
I would go with something Black Magic or whatever, but I'm thinking the Osmo will suffice for that realm for now...while I do require something that can do some decent stills.
So basically I want something that can do both fairly well...while staying in the $800-1250 range. Obviously, if it can be done cheaper by adding Magic Lantern or something...I'm very open to that as well.
Thanks everyone in advance!