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"RE: D7000/D5100-Video?"

David D Busch Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Nov 2011
Tue 24-Apr-12 04:36 AM

>What are your opinions on the video on the D7000 and D5100?
>Is it worth it? Or would one be better off buying an actual
>video camera?
>Does having a video option on the Nikon hinder what the camera
>can do?

Unless you're spending a whole lot of money on a video camera, or just want to point-and-shoot camcorder style, I like shooting video on a dSLR better. I've shot a bunch, including some concerts, with my D7000 and the ME-1 microphone, but only a little video with my wife's D5100, and the results are surprisingly good. The large sensor gives you a much better shot at using selective focus, which is such a basic tool for the average dSLR shooter that it's a natural extension to video.

Not needing to haul around an additional video camera is awesome, too. I tend to have a backup camera with me always, usually a Canon G1 X, which also has video and a largish sensor, so I have little need for a "real" video camera.

A topic tagged as having a question D7000/D5100-Video? [View all] , SnapHappii , Sat 31-Mar-12 07:33 PM
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Reply message RE: D7000/D5100-Video? Covey22 Moderator Expert in various fields including aviation photography Awarded for his contributions to the Resources and The Nikonian eZine
31st Mar 2012
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Reply message RE: D7000/D5100-Video? rgsindc
01st Apr 2012
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Reply message RE: D7000/D5100-Video? RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit.
04th Apr 2012
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Reply message RE: D7000/D5100-Video? David D Busch Silver Member
24th Apr 2012
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Reply message RE: D7000/D5100-Video? SandPatch
27th May 2012
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     Reply message RE: D7000/D5100-Video? RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit.
27th May 2012
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