Do any DSLRs record video?

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  1. dveenhuis

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    I'm getting ready to step up from my P&S Kodak 6490 to a DSLR and wondered if any of the DSLRs shoot video clips. If so, what type of quality can they produce?
     
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    in principle those new ones with life-view could be able to shoot video clips too. But I doubt such a feature is enabled (not sure though).

    But even if it was, I would be scared to have continuous bright light on a sensor which
    is optimised for single exposures in between 1/5000 of a second if very bright and 30 seconds if very dark.


    Scary, think of it in terms of dead and hot pixels, overheating ...
     
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    Technically, no, they do not record video, although with a fancy live-view feature and a screen recorder you could probably get the equivalent of video recording.

    DSLRs are designed for photographs and photographs only. Any extra "P&S-style" features that are added (like video) are generally a comprimise.

    Basically, just as video recorders (generally) suck at taking photographs, cameras generally suck at recording video.
     
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    No, but you can capture audio. (talking about Nikon D2x, D3 not sure about canon) I recomend if you want to capture video buy a dedicated video camera, my Canon XL2 does a great job capturing high quality video but does horrible if I want to print a photo from one of the frames.
     
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    No thank god. I dont like the Live View option let alone if it had video eating up firmware space. Still camera should only take still pictures, being specialized is a good thing.
     
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    buy a 1dmkIII
    shoot at 10FPS and ur getting practically video there

    just put em all together ;)
     
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    ummm normal video is 29.97 fps NTSC or 25 fps PAL
     
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    Normal PAL is 25 fps, PAL-M is the same as NTSC (ie 29.97).

    Animators often work at around 12 fps, then stretch (double).

    Best,
    Helen
     

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