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Herm Stork March 6th, 2016 11:09 AM

DSLR under $1,000 for beginner
 
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.

Noa Put March 6th, 2016 11:24 AM

Re: DSLR under $1,000 for beginner
 
Does he already have some lenses and if so, which one?

Herm Stork March 6th, 2016 11:50 AM

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No lenses.

Noa Put March 6th, 2016 12:31 PM

Re: DSLR under $1,000 for beginner
 
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.

Rainer Listing March 6th, 2016 02:36 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Herm Stork (Post 1910403)
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.

Herm Stork March 6th, 2016 03:13 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Noa Put (Post 1910411)
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.

Noa Put March 6th, 2016 03:29 PM

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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.

Roger Gunkel March 6th, 2016 03:38 PM

Re: DSLR under $1,000 for beginner
 
If she wants to shoot video and has no experience, perhaps she should be looking at a video camera rather than a DSLR.

Roger

Herm Stork March 6th, 2016 04:06 PM

Re: DSLR under $1,000 for beginner
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Roger Gunkel (Post 1910432)
If she wants to shoot video and has no experience, perhaps she should be looking at a video camera rather than a DSLR.

Roger


I tend to agree with you. She's looking at the Canon T7i.

Dmitri Zigany March 6th, 2016 06:05 PM

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At that price point I would get the new Sony a6300...

Chris Harding March 6th, 2016 07:29 PM

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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!

Rainer Listing March 6th, 2016 08:25 PM

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At 16 she's had plenty of point and shoot video experience with her mobile phone. Time to move on.

Robert Benda March 6th, 2016 09:11 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Herm Stork (Post 1910434)
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.

Jack Walsh March 7th, 2016 04:37 AM

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What Robert said!!!!!!

David Barnett March 7th, 2016 01:10 PM

Re: DSLR under $1,000 for beginner
 
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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