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Video using the D800/800e?

piniongear

Houston Texas, US
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piniongear Registered since 29th Jul 2006
Sun 19-Feb-12 06:33 PM

I just ordered a D800e and am now waiting for the arrival sometime in mid April of both the camera and the bill to go with it.

So, as everyone else has been doing.... I am reading everything I can about it.

I came up with a question regarding shooting video with this camera.
I have never had a need to shoot video with my D300s, or my Nikon V1, because I also own a Sony HDR-CX700 Handycam.

The Sony is a 12.3 Mega Pixel camera that has internal memory of 96GB and an additional SDXC slot for a card (currently I use a 64GB SD card in it) and we all know memory level is important with video.

This little Sony, while a bit pricey at $1200, is almost as small as my V1 camera. The fact that there is no lens projection allows it to be slipped into a shirt pocket.... something I can almost do with the V1, but not quite.

The Sony records in HD and has 5.1 Dolby 5 channel recording/playback.

So I have to ssk myself, why in the world would I have a need to use the 800e (or V1) for video when I have a much better camera for that use with the Sony?

Here is where I wish Nikon had offered a 3rd choice....Maybe called the D800ex where the video feature is dropped.
If I want to take a picture I will use a camera.
If I want to shoot video I will use the proper tool for that as well.

Just thought I would ask some of you if you have any thoughts on this?
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