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Best Camera under $1000?

by Calvin_EK / April 28, 2013 3:18 PM PDT

Question: What's a good DSLR under $1000 (including kit lens) that is competent in both taking videos (has effective autofocus) and pictures?

I was thinking of getting a Nikon D7000, one of Cnet's grand champions, but after hearing about its incompetence in video autofocusing I was rather disappointed. I saw a video where the camera couldn't keep up its focus with a person slowly walking back and forth and had to readjust every now and then. Is there currently a fix to this? or is there a model that has this problem down?

I am rather new to photography, yet I would like to have a camera that is for intermediate, so that I will have room when I advance in my skills. I was actually considering of getting an NEX-6 for its portability, but then I thought that I should rather get a camera that would last long and that's not as guided as the NEX's so that I can actually study photography and expand my skills with it.

Please recommend me whatever camera that would be around the range of $1000 with competence in video as well as in photos.

I would deeply appreciate your help.

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Nikon D7100
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / April 28, 2013 11:49 PM PDT
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D7100: Not under $1000 and slow
by PistonCupChampion / April 29, 2013 1:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Nikon D7100

All DSLR's are relatively poor at AF for video. That's why pros don't use AF with DSLR's. A better choice for video would be a mirrorless camera, and for under $1K, the Panasonic G5, or possibly the newly announced G6.

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