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Best Digital Camera or DSLR for also taking videos <$1000 ??

by tlwaggie / June 15, 2009 1:10 PM PDT

Willing to sacrifice some picture quality for video. Any help much appreciated! Thanks.

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I think..
by jump1127 / June 15, 2009 4:46 PM PDT

either Canon T1i ( 500D ) or Nikon D5000 may suit your requirement

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depends on the video though
by kalel33-20416052469708587370302374692233 / June 15, 2009 5:11 PM PDT
In reply to: I think..

The T1i or D5000 will require you to pretty much set up the shots ahead of time. The D5000 doesn't autofocus and the you have to hit the autofocus button each time you want the focus to change on the T1i. Both have subpar mics, with no input for an external one.

If you want beautiful/artistic shots that you can set up for and plan, then buy a T1i or D5000, but if you plan to use it for regular use then look elsewhere. Depends on what you want, but the Canon SX110 and SX10 are supposed to have very good video quality.

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Looking for the best "combo" machine that does both decently
by tlwaggie / June 17, 2009 4:50 PM PDT

Thanks for the replies...leaning towards the Canon sx10is...

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Changed my mind on the Canon sx10is...
by tlwaggie / June 18, 2009 12:25 PM PDT

Checked it out at Best Buy..w/ the 4 AA batteries loaded, just seems needlessly heavy...

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Didnt' think it would be a problem

With you thinking of a DSLR, I didn't think the SX10 would be a problem because it's smaller than a DSLR.

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