Jun 16, 12, 10:12 am
Hey all..I am planning a substantial trip to Europe soon and I am developing an interest in shooting some video of the trip. I am wondering if I should look at a decent SD/HD Handy cam from Sony (or equivalent brand)? Also a possibility is that I will get a new Nikon D800 later this summer and this new DSLR will shoot video as well...Since the D800 is pricey, maybe just use the video features of the DSLR and save the money on buying a small digital video camera?? I am not trying to become the next Spielberg...so something simple is all that I want or need...Many thanks!!
Jun 17, 12, 11:55 pm
If you plan to take both stills and video, a video-capable still camera might be a good choice (especially if you do more stills). Whether it should be a DSLR, a higher-end mirrorless, or a P&S depends on your needs and level of expertise.
The pairing of a consumer-grade vid cam and D800 sounds a bit odd, though. If you need and can afford the D800, it will take fantastic video. However, most hobbyist (even serious ones) get by with much less expensive equipment.
You don't give much information to base a recommendation on, but if I were to take a stab at the dark, I'd say you might want to look at a Sony NEX series camera, A 4/3 camera, or a middle of the road DSLR such as the Nikon D7000 or equivalent.
Jun 27, 12, 5:54 am
Twilio, you've posted the same thing twice, and it looks a little like spam :confused:
Anyway, the Nikon D800 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005OL2ID2/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B005OL2ID2&linkCode=as2&tag=someiwritstuf-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B005OL2ID2) is obviously an amazing camera, and will shoot stunning video, especially if you have some nice lenses to go with it. The biggest downside is of course that it's very expensive.