To buy DSLR doesn’t have to be always about super quality photographs with that wonderful single lens reflex technique. Yes, there is more to own a DSLR. Gone are the days where shooting movies were complicated in all aspects. It would require costly rigs, better focus arrangements, and above all any amateur can straight away shoot mind-blowing videos now.

10 things that will take you by surprise with a DSLR

  • Shoot higher resolution – 4K
  • Quick & more accurate auto-focus
  • The ability to change lenses on the go depending the shot
  • Greater depth of field with better prime lenses
  • Compact than the huge & heavier video cameras
  • Affordable price for a greater quality
  • Sensitivity to low light shooting
  • Field of view while shooting both crop or full frame bodies is a huge plus.
  • Weather Proofing and better ergonomics.

Canon 5DMIII

EOS HD Video with manual exposure control, multiple frame rates and selectable All i-frame or IPB compression

Addressing the requests of the pros and building on the unprecedented success of its namesake, the EOS 5D Mark III captures HD video with a level of sophistication on par with professional movie cameras offering phenomenal performance on a DSLR. It offers both All-I and IPB compression, supports H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile, and automatically splits files greater than 4GB (FAT specifications) for extended recording without interruption. It offers the option of timecoding during recording only (Rec Run) or at all times (Free Run), useful for multi-camera shoots.

It also features improved sound recording adjustment capabilities, offering 64-step volume control accessible through the Quick Control screen during video shooting, plus a dedicated headphone jack for convenience in shooting. The CMOS sensor’s new drive system significantly increases image processor performance, reducing color artifacts and moiré (a common problem that occurs in scenes with horizontal lines), and ensures that the EOS 5D Mark III can record at a number of frame rates up to ISO 25600 in H mode.

Mario and Nette Short Film – Shot with Canon EOS 5D Mark III.

 

Canon 6D

EOS HD Video with manual exposure control and multiple frame rates

The EOS 6D captures HD video with a level of sophistication on par with professional movie cameras, offering phenomenal performance on a DSLR. It offers both All-I (UHS-I memory card is required) and IPB compression, supports H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile, and automatically splits files greater than 4GB (FAT specifications) for extended recording without interruption. It offers the option of timecoding during recording only (Rec Run) or at all times (Free Run), useful for multi-camera shoots.

It also features improved sound recording adjustment capabilities, offering 64-step volume control accessible through the Quick Control screen during video shooting, as well as a 3.5mm microphone terminal. The CMOS sensor’s drive system significantly increases image processor performance, reducing color artifacts and moiré (a common problem that occurs in scenes with horizontal lines), and ensures that the EOS 6D can record at a number of frame rates up to ISO 25600 in H mode.

Deep Green – Shot with Canon EOS 6D

 

Canon 70D

EOS Full HD Movie mode with Movie Servo AF and 3–10x Digital Zoom at Full HD resolution

The EOS 70D captures HD video with an impressive level of sophistication, offering phenomenal performance on a DSLR camera. It offers both All-I (UHS-I memory card is required) and IPB compression, supports H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile, and automatically splits files greater than 4GB (FAT specifications) for extended recording without interruption. It offers the option of time coding during recording only (Rec Run) or at all times (Free Run), which is useful for multi-camera shoots.

It also features improved sound recording adjustment capabilities; the EOS 70D has an internal stereo microphone for enhanced audio capture and a wind filter feature to reduce wind noise when shooting outdoors. Sound recording levels can be manually (up to 64 different levels) or automatically controlled, while a built-in attenuator is also provided to reduce audio clipping.

For more advanced audio recording, the EOS 70D is compatible with many third-party electret condenser microphones with a 3.5mm diameter plug. The EOS 70D also boasts the advanced Movie Digital Zoom, allowing you to magnify the center of the image by approximately 3x–10x when Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution is set.

Canon EOS 70D – Over The Limit – Movie Andru Milla

 

Nikon D800E

Broadcast quality video – A full cinematic experience

Filmmakers, multimedia professionals and event photographers—record Full HD 1080p at 30/25/24p or 720p at 60/50p in AVC-HD format. Produce to your exacting vision when working in manual mode, controlling aperture, ISO, AF and shutter speed. Record uncompressed files via HDMI to an external recording device via HDMI. Widen production perspective using either Nikon FX or DX lens formats at Full HD 1080p and 16:9 aspect ratio.

Attach headphones and check audio levels or monitor input via peak audio meters as displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted in up to 20 steps. Remotely start and stop video. Simultaneously Live View footage on the camera’s LCD monitor and external monitor during recording are possible.

Nikon D800E Official Promo Video

 

Nikon D7100

Create movies that amaze – Dazzling 1080p videos, slow-motion and time-lapse sequences

With full-time autofocus and manual exposure control during video recording, a built-in stereo mic and an external stereo mic jack, headphone and HDMI jacks, the D7100 achieves exceptional cinematic reproduction and quality. Record in several high-definition formats: 1080p at 60i/50i/30/25/24 fps or 720p at up to 60p for ultra-smooth slow-motion sequences.

Dual SD card slots give you additional recording time, and an all new 60i function enables smooth playback on HDTVs or external monitors. And, of course, every shot looks great through a NIKKOR lens. Create beautiful background blur with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G, or use the AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm for an ultra-wide-angle view that’s perfect for establishing shots and working in tight interiors.

Nikon D7100 D-Movie – Life in The Waves

 

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