Looking to purchase a DSLR with HD Video. I knew Nikon has a few, but now I see Canon has added video as well. I’m unable to find any recent reviews, mostly reviews from 2008. Wondering if anything has changed/improved on the DSLR HD video. Any suggestions from purchasers of these cameras is greatly appreciated.
There appear to be two problems with HD video on DSLRs, and the issues are common to all DSLR cameras as far as I can tell.
1: Slow focus, In movie mode DSLRs are slow to focus, and they don’t have the adaptable focusing modes available even on cheap camcorders.
2: To Zoom on a DSLR you usually have to twist a ring on the lens. The effect of this, is that the whole camera tends to rotate a little every time the zoom is used.