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machu79 Registered since 17th May 2011
Tue 17-May-11 01:48 PM

Hi,
I am an owner of D40 for quite sometime.
I am thinking of upgrading, mainly for the reason of making good videos. I am a musician and would like to make good videos of me & sometimes my band too.

I was all charged up to get D5100 until I have read about the difficulty (or even impossibility?) in setting the exposure in the video mode. What do you think?

The D7000 does not have that, and seems to a much better camera, but apart from the extra $500, it has only 24fps at 1080p. Not sure how much that would matter. Any advice?

The Canon t3i seems to be having good reviews. I had never used a Canon before. I own two Nikon lenses, 18-55mm and 55-200mm. So, switching to Canon means, a loss of $200 for sure, unless I own both Nikon & Canon, am not sure how useful that be.

To summarize, video is my requirement, specifically studio music videos of me playing live and my band playing live and all.
Is manual exposure that important in video, espcially for my application?

Is the lack of 30fps somehting I could miss? Does D7000 overcome that by its other qualities and make a better looking video, despite it?

Is switching to Canon mainly for the video worth it?

Any comments/advice would be highly appreciated,

Thanks a lot
mahesh.









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