Should I buy a Nikon HD SLR?
I own a D70s. It doesn't have HD video mode.
I'm looking for an image-stabilized camcorder contained within a Nikon DSLR. But it must be able to record at least 10 minutes of HD video @1080p at a clip, as well as higher MP for stills than the 6MP D70s...
Does such a Nikon D camera exist, and is it going to cost me mucho dinero? If so, perhaps I might be better spending around $600 for a decent Canon or other camcorder?
The D5000 looks appealing, but I think clip is limited to only a few minutes, and @720p, not 1080p. Please help!
#1. "RE: Should I buy a Nikon HD SLR?" | In response to Reply # 0MEMcD Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Tue 09-Jun-09 06:52 PM
Welcome to Nikonians!
The longest recording time available on any DSLR is five minutes at maximum at high resolution. Up to 20 minutes at lower resolution depending on the size and speed of the memory card. If you are looking to record high resolution video a camcorder is still the best option.
Who knows what the next generation of DSLR's will bring to the table.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
#2. "RE: Should I buy a Nikon HD SLR?" | In response to Reply # 1Tue 09-Jun-09 07:06 PM
Thank you. Guess I'll have to wait, OR...
the alternative might be to buy the D5000 and shoot in lower res for purposes of videos longer than five minutes or limit my videos to 5 minutes in HD (720p)for YouTube or HD purposes.
12MP is very appealing for photos. And I'd be spending at least $600.00 for a HD quality consumer camcorder, which is not that much less than purchasing a D5000.
But image stabilization is important, and I'm not sure of it with the D5000 and whether I'd have to buy a special lens.
I could also always sell my D70s (for 'peanuts') to make up the difference.
#4. "RE: Should I buy a Nikon HD SLR?" | In response to Reply # 3Wed 10-Jun-09 01:38 PM
Thanks for input. I'm going to pass on upgrading to any DSLR, and stay with my D70s. As to video, and since I don't have kids/grandkids, etc. etc., my needs are limited so the Aiptek A-HD+1080p works okay for now, though I might've been better off with an HVS model.