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Old March 6th, 2016, 11:09 AM   #1
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I was asked to suggest a DSLR for shooting video for a beginner on a budget. She is looking at a Canon t7i. I know little about DSLRs for video. Suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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Does he already have some lenses and if so, which one?
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Old March 6th, 2016, 11:50 AM   #3
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No lenses.
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Old March 6th, 2016, 12:31 PM   #4
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What is she planning to shoot and what kind of experience does she have shooting video? or just any info that will help in giving a better suggestion.
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Old March 6th, 2016, 02:36 PM   #5
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I was asked to suggest a DSLR for shooting video for a beginner on a budget. She is looking at a Canon t7i. I know little about DSLRs for video. Suggestions? Thanks in advance.
Don't get involved, leave it to the nice man in the camera shop. I was asked the same thing a few weeks ago - I suggested not a DSLR but an FZ1000, but the nice man in the camera shop was able to sell her something with heaps more pixels and much bigger zoom for actually less money.
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Old March 6th, 2016, 03:13 PM   #6
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What is she planning to shoot and what kind of experience does she have shooting video? or just any info that will help in giving a better suggestion.
She is 16 and just starting out, so no experience other than some film making classes. She's looking for something with good auto focus. I'm not really sure what type of video she is looking to shoot.
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Old March 6th, 2016, 03:29 PM   #7
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If there is no more specific info then I agree with Rainer, she can better ask in a specialized video/photostore. It's difficult to give advice if we don't exactly know what her expectations are, autofocus is just one of many aspects to take into consideration when buying a camera.
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If she wants to shoot video and has no experience, perhaps she should be looking at a video camera rather than a DSLR.

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Old March 6th, 2016, 04:06 PM   #9
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If she wants to shoot video and has no experience, perhaps she should be looking at a video camera rather than a DSLR.

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I tend to agree with you. She's looking at the Canon T7i.
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Old March 6th, 2016, 06:05 PM   #10
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At that price point I would get the new Sony a6300...
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Old March 6th, 2016, 07:29 PM   #11
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I would also definitely suggest a video camera rather than a DSLR or bridge camera. She wants something that's really simple ..fixed lens, auto focus and point and shoot. My FZ1000's are awesome but not perfect for video so you still need to have a few add ons like rigs and XLR adapters. She will have the same issue with the Canon!

If she buys a camcorder she can take it out the box and do a play without having to adapt anything!
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At 16 she's had plenty of point and shoot video experience with her mobile phone. Time to move on.
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I tend to agree with you. She's looking at the Canon T7i.
If its for video, she should consider the Canon 70D, gently used, no lenses, $700. Under $900 for the camera and the 18-135mm STM lens. Touch screen follow focusing makes it very easy.



STM lenses, NOT USM, for smooth focusing. There is an 18-135mm STM for the generic zoom that isn't very fast, and not too expensive in the scheme of things, and then add in the 22mm and 40mm STM f/2.8 pancake lenses, or the 50mm f/1.8 STM and she's set for a while.
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Old March 7th, 2016, 04:37 AM   #14
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What Robert said!!!!!!
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Old March 7th, 2016, 01:10 PM   #15
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I'd say the a6000, or the 70D.

Teens can be picky, and stubborn. My guess is they "want" a DSLR. Therefore, I wouldn't bother trying to persuade them into any sort of standard videocamera. No matter how much sense it makes to us. That millenial teen knows what it wants.
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