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Old July 2nd, 2010, 03:53 AM   #1
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Which Nikon comparable to 7D?

Hi All,

Which Nikon DSLR is comparable to the Canon 7D when it comes to video? One of my colleagues has a lot of professional Nikon lenses etc. and wants to start with Video. We at least need the excellent lowlight capabillities that the 7D has and the abillity to do 50i/50p footage (either in 720p, 1080i or 1080p mode, that doesn't matter).

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Old July 2nd, 2010, 03:56 AM   #2
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None of them unfortunately!
The Nikons only do 24P, and even by DSLR standards have an awful codec.
Nikon have some way to go I'm afraid.
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 04:09 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply.

That's a pity. We definately need the 50i/50p abillity. For the hard news ENG work we do (accidents, fires, etc.) 24p/25p/30p footage isn't usable at all. It is amazing for videoclips, a filmstyle look and maybe even for documantary purposes but for ENG work It is completely out of order in my opinion.

I am one of the first in the Netherlands shooting fires, accidents, robberies etc. with my 7D and my experiences are very good so far. I think I borrow him my good old Sony A1E on a temporary base and hope that Nikon will compromise our 50i/50p needs in 1 or 2 years.
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 04:58 AM   #4
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Why not do what a lot of people do and buy a cheap Nikon adapter to allow your Nikkors to go onto a 7D?
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Old July 8th, 2010, 08:17 PM   #5
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That's what I did. I sold my Nikon D90, bought a Canon 7D and a Nikon to Canon lens adapter, and now use my collection of great Nikon glass. The video looks fantastic.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 01:41 PM   #6
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Same here. I'm using my ancient pre-AI Nikkor 24mm, 35mm, and 105mm as my primary lenses. I also have a 135 and 200 but haven't used them because that range is well covered by my Canon 70-200 L. I also have a new Zeiss ZE 50mm. In my opinon, the old Nikkors look as good as the Zeiss and better than any Canon lenses I've used.
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