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Posts: 14
Registered: ‎06-11-2013

Re: First DSLR for filming

indeed, the second was created by Canon Australia with proper lighting and shot by professionals with a wide range of lenses. It is a demo to show the capabilities of the camera. Your results will probably vary considerably. In addition to mastery of the camera, there was undoubtedly considerable post processing of the clips. Those people absolutely know what they are doing. That's something we strive for.

 

I have a saying: the most important element is the person behind the camera, next important is the lens, and last is the camera body itself. If you check out Zacuto.com, you will see videocamera "shootouts" where they compare various video cameras. But note also that the camera manufacturer had to approve the camera operator and DP for each camera. 

 

I don't think it's fair to compare camera capabilities based on an upload to YouTube, as there are so many variables---but it's fun to do.  

 

check out this comprehensive review:   http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-eos-700d-rebel-t5i/

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Re: First DSLR for filming

Marcell, you should like me about five months ago when I got my first taste of DSLR shooting. I was so excited and loved what I could do, but I had little to no knowledge of what to get to make it all happen.

I HIGHLY suggest you take c1video's suggestion to call a local or EU camera store, only a camera store (not a big box store that sells electronics) and ask them questions. If you're worried that someone might steer you in the wrong direction (and it is easy to get that vibe from someone), tell that person, "thanks but no thanks" and hit the next store until you get someone honest who will help you.

You might want to consider Lynda.com's free weekly DSLR tutorials called DSLR Video Tips by Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. Ben Long has a great series on Lynda.com about the 60D called Shooting with the Canon 60D. You can search for Ben's videos at Lynda.com (I hope you have access to this resource in the EU because that site is fantastic).

One thing to note that image quality is going to be pretty comparable between the 700D and the 60D. The lens will make the difference, really. What you need to focus on now is what you really want in a camera. Truth be told, you're going to have problems with the LCD screen on ANY DSLR. None of them are good. So I highly suggest getting either a separate monitoring system (which can be very expensive) or picking up an LCD viewfinder, like the GGS Perfect Foldable LCD Viewfinder 3X Magnification for Canon, Nikon, Sony and Other DSLR Cameras. What this does is block out most of the light to make it easier to get focus on a subject.
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Posts: 10
Registered: ‎06-06-2013

Re: First DSLR for filming

Thank you guys! you've helped me a lot, and will definitely check back as soon as I get my DSLR and let you know how I'm progressingSmiley Happy

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Posts: 14
Registered: ‎06-11-2013

Re: First DSLR for filming

Another consideration is the 650D!

 

It's the same as the 700D (for all intents and purposes), is still available at most places, and is quite a bit less right now because the 700D is still new.

 

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Re: First DSLR for filming

mbrand noted a shader for the LCD.  

 

I checked that product because I agree that shooting in the sun may be a problem with the screen extended. I would be concerned somewhat about the weight of the shade. From the photos I've seen posted, it seems that it might be a little heavy for the fold out screen.  Has anyone used that particular product?

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