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Best Digital SLR w/ HD Video?
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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.

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5 Comments for 'Best Digital SLR w/ HD Video?'

  1.  
    Jim S
    August 4, 2009 | 12:55 pm
     

    If money is not a factor, the absolute best DSLR with HD video is the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

    http://www.ppmag.com/web-exclusives/2009/03/canon-eos-5d-mark-ii-wins-best-1.html

    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos5dmarkii/
    References :

  2.  
    Crim Liar
    August 4, 2009 | 1:39 pm
     

    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.
    References :

  3.  
    miwa
    August 4, 2009 | 2:16 pm
     

    Canon T1i is the best dslr that have video.15.1-megapixel CMOS sensor with DIGIC 4 Image Processor with Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.Full HD video capture at 1920 x 1080 resolution; HDMI output.3.0-inch Clear View LCD; Live View Function for stills (Quick, Live and Face Detection AF modes) and video
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001XURPQS?ie=UTF8&tag=100beautytips-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001XURPQS
    References :

  4.  
    Petra_au
    August 4, 2009 | 2:43 pm
     

    The worst thing about recording movies in HD or otherwise, is that the audio quality (which is always mono) is extremely crappy.

    A far better option (if you care about audio quality) is to buy an HD camcorder (many of these record 5.1 channel audio).

    But, if you can afford the few grand…the Canon EOS 5D Mark II is the one to get. But, it IS let down buy the audio quality. However, you can plug in an external mike for better sound…
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  5.  
    steven jefferies
    December 10, 2009 | 1:03 pm
     

    here’s a solution that might work for you–not sure how well it will suit your needs.

    http://bestdslrcamerawithhdvideo.com/

    what’s your take on this? is it practical? i’m divided…

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