Canon 7D or 5D would be my only choice. Much larger sensors, wide range of lenses, multiple format (NTSC or PAL) and utterly stunning picture quality. It's downfall is audio but since you don't need to record high quality audio this wont be a problem. For the price it would be a hard camera to beat, my XHA1 does not even come close.
Ok thanks Joe for the help
But I heard that you cannot zoom in and zoom out, is that true with D5 and D7 ?
And as far as the audio recording, I don't think its an issue for me, because I am very good with syncing the audio, so it really don't bother me.
Btw, did you read anything about that new XF100HD by Canon, please give me your inputs regarding that one.
Yes, you can zoom in and out with the 7D and 5D... the trick is having a zoom lens... If you have a fixed length lens, then your "zooming" will come in the form of physically getting closer to your subject. However, if you have a variable length lens, you'll zoom it just as you would if you were taking a photograph.
There is software for the 5d and 7d thats makes the audio alot better. google: magic lantern
The 5d is very good with low light conditions, and the quality is very good, all depending on what glass you use.
Thanks all friends for the help
As Jayson pointed out, that Sigma lense or a lense with zoom ability has to be used to do the zooming job ?
So the stock lense won't do the zoom in and out?
Well SLR's aren't always sold with a lense, it looks like you can get a wide range of lenses bundled with a 7D body, but most are zoom lenses. It all just depends on what lense you get, it seems the 18-135 and 28-135 are one of the more common bundles, and those are both zoom lenses.
But the 7D doesn't really seem to have a set "stock" lense like some lower end SLR's have.
looks like BandHpohto ships this product with 18-135mm.
Do you think that zoom has the ability to zoom in and out ?
Here is a link for that
- 18.0 Megapixels
- 3.0" LCD
- HD Video Recording
- Selectable Video Exposure + Frame Rates
- Dust & Weather Resistant
- 100% Viewfinder
- Self Cleaning Sensor
- High Sensitivity (ISO 12800)
- 8fps Burst Mode
- 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens
It's a zoom lense, so yes it can zoom in and out.
On SLR's the zoom is only controlled by the lense itself so it's not like the camera could just prevent zoom when in video mode, it's all manual, so yes when shooting video you will be able to zoom in and out as you please.
Thanks for the help,