I am looking for a camera to take some still shots but more videos.
I plan on taking close up arty clips and putting them together to make a 60 second clip.
I don't have much experience with cameras so help would be greatly appreciated.
Basically this is what im after:
It must shoot full HD (1080p)
Cost up to £200
Looking at DSLRs at the moment simply because they look professional.
Have been looking at the Fujifilm HS10 and i quite like it so something similar to that.
I am more than happy to buy 2nd hand.
Looking for a camera which fits my requirement Watch
- Thread Starter
- 14-05-2013 00:41
- 14-05-2013 12:16
Proper mid level DSLR's start at about £500. I think the Nikon 3100 can shoot 1080p and thats £307 but usually it's manual focus only and with AF (if it allows this) you will possibly get the buzz of the AF motor.
The fuji is a bridge camera, a high-end one i'll give you that and records 1080p. I found the HS20EXR for £199 on amazon.
To be honest, if you want to properly shoot video, you're going to need to build your own dolly (from PCV pipe and inline skate wheels - chespest option), get hold of a good tripod as well and possibly a stabiliser.
- Thread Starter
- 14-05-2013 20:47
Oh i forgot to mention i will be shooting most videos inside. Restaurants in particular, creating promotional videos for the business.
Lighting has to be considered, i have been told that to shoot a decent video in low light conditions (restaurants) would come out with a grainy shot and i would need to invest in a lens £1K+ for good quality.
- 15-05-2013 10:39
.....or some extra lighting would probably be cheaper and produce a more satisfactory shot than blowing a grand on a lens.
A good lens will improve everything but low light is low light...the camera body's iso tolerance will come into play here more than anything else. Sure, a low aperture and wide diameter elements will help but not as much as improving the lighting.