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Upgrade to the D800 or pick up dedicated video camcorde...

km6xz

St Petersburg, RU
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"RE: Upgrade to the D800 or pick up dedicated video camcorder?"

km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Tue 14-Feb-12 05:35 AM | edited Tue 14-Feb-12 05:36 AM by km6xz

That is overstating the situation won't you agree. A Camcorder is good for casual vacation, family and opportunity clips. They are better than most people using them.
The D800 or 5DII on the other hand, for video production where the proper support hardware and staff are present(pro video ancillary gear is very expensive because it not for hobbyists and is intended for pro client productions)and there is a shooting script to work from can do wonders. The technical results can be spectacular and is the reason DSLRs are so sought after. For casual vacation shooting, however, they are too inconvenient and work intensive but so is anything at the upper levels of quality and creativity.
The D800 could shoot video that would fit in on the big screen if used by people with a story to tell and a budget to do it right. A camcorder however is not capable of more than it is intended to do, be convenient, and enough quality for TV display and easy of use by non-professionals.
The exact analogy to a point and shoot versus a MF still camera. For 99% of users, good enough results can be had with little effort or skill with the point and shoot. The MF camera needs a full support system, and usually a crew, for a shoot but the results can be spectacular.
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