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    Which Camera?

    hi all, im looking to get into filming and taking photos when i skate with my mates, what cameras you recommend for film and photos? and where from cheers

    #2
    thats all i have to say if you want pic n video together...
    Canon 550d(t2i)

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      #3
      Budget? Where will you film most, in or outdoors? Other uses of cam?


      http://www.flickr.com/photos/danjamafotos/

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        #4
        yup, t2i is your best bet on a budget. difficult to edit the video though, and you need to be able to manual focus.

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          #5
          well ill film both indoors and outdoors depends where im going really, dont really know how much i will have to spend just yet.

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            #6
            Any of the Canon dSLR's made after 2009 would be good. Though, I suggest to get a good prime lens (with an aperture setting of f/1. and a good zoom lens (with an aperture setting of f/2..

            Also, B and H photo is a good place to get these.

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              #7
              Another thing, if you can wait the EOS 60d will get released and it will have an articulating LCD screen.

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                #8
                id suggest the 5d, 7d, or t2i. ive never seen that 60d which looks pretty sick actually. so the wait might be worth it

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                  #9
                  It all depends on your budget and wants/needs/goals, and what your computer setup is like (or will be like). If you just want something cheap and easy and casual, get a small soccer-mom-style camcorder and a little point-and-shoot still camera. If you're more serious about it and/or want more "professional" results, getting a video-capable DSLR (like a Canon T2i, 60D, 7D, 5D2, etc) and all the goodies (lenses, mics, handle/cage, tripod, etc) for it is a good route.

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                    #10
                    don't believe the hype. if you're gonna go pro-level, you're gonna have to spend at least $8k on something that will be useable for skating.

                    most $3-7k cameras are not going to be too great in low light, which will be an issue. if you dont have the budget for an EX1/3 or better, go ahead and get a $800-1200 panasonic/sony HDD cam, they'll give you decent enough quality HD....with useable low-light capability. as an added bonus, the fisheyes for 46-59mm cams are WAY cheaper than the 72-82mm adapters for an hpx170/nx800/ex1/etc.

                    don't go the DSLR route, they suck handheld and with lots of motion. (CMOS jello-vision, and the IS in still lenses isn't quite right for video)

                    my recommendation: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...B_Full_HD.html

                    spend the money you save on lights. ANY camera will look good in a well-lit situation.

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                      #11
                      man... everyone rides canon HARD here, huh?

                      the Nikon D90's shoot great video. The problem with buying a camera that does BOTH is that it usually doesn't do any one thing exceptionally.

                      follow cams with a dslr are going to be tough. there's no autofocus in video mode. There are ways around that, but you should know before you jump into DSLR video. If you really want to know more. I have a popular photography magazine with a whole bunch of info on HD shooting with Dslrs.

                      Your price range is really what is going to be your deciding factor. high quality cameras are expensive, especially if you want them to take pictures and video.

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