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Re: Entry-Level DSLR Cameras for Broadcast Journalism and Multimedia Journalism

Yes, if your sole purpose is broadcast video instead of stills the only 1 series that will do that is the 1D Mk IV or 1Dx.

Both way exceed your $1000 budget by several times.  Even used!

But if just video is your need you may want to look at a 'real' video camera.  A DSLR is a still camera that will do video.

They are no video cameras that do stills.  You are going to find there are some hurdles to get over using them solely for video.

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Re: Entry-Level DSLR Cameras for Broadcast Journalism and Multimedia Journalism

i am also using the dslr for photos as well as video. So, a mixture of everything.

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Re: Entry-Level DSLR Cameras for Broadcast Journalism and Multimedia Journalism

"I am also looking for an affordable DSLR (I have a limited budget. So, I cannot afford anything towards $1,000 or more), but can still do the same things on other cameras like the D800, Mark II & III, and the K-3."

 

OK, I was somewhat confused by this statement.  And I now suspose you mean a 5D Mk II and/or a 5D Mk III, not a 1D Mk II or Mk III? 

 

Back to my first suggestion, the Rebel T5i with kit is for you.  Smiley Happy

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Re: Entry-Level DSLR Cameras for Broadcast Journalism and Multimedia Journalism

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Oh, BTW, I doubt you can get a good used 5D Mk II much less a Mk III for a grand.

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Re: Entry-Level DSLR Cameras for Broadcast Journalism and Multimedia Journalism


@umdterps2020 wrote:

I am looking at t5i and other prosumer cameras that will fit my needs in doing video for broadcast journalism. Some of the Canon cameras use magic lantern. Supported Cameras for Magic Lantern as of 04/01/2014: 5Dc, 5D2, 5D3, 6D, 7D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 500D (T1i), 550D (T2i), 600D (T3i), 650D (T4i), 700D (T5i), 1100D (T3), EOS M, 100D (SL1). But, let me know of additional suggestions for video besides the rebel line up that will fit my needs. Thanks.


Yes, I’m aware of which cameras can use ML, but I was asking – are you ok using ML?  Not everyone cares to deal with the add-on. 

 

I mentioned it because the T3i was a favorite of the video crowd for quite some time.  Even after the T4i came out, offering continuous autofocus and STM compatibility, the T3i with Magic Lantern was a cult favorite.   It’s main draw was the option of 3X crop mode, which was removed in the T4i; videographers loved the feature, not sure why they discontinued it.  Since most “serious” videographers don’t use autofocus, so the AF and STM benefits of the T4i didn’t hold much weight.  Hence, my recommendation to consider the older T3i; might be able to get a cheap refurbished one from Canon (comes with warranty).

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