Hi f18 - you've gotten a lot of good advice already - all I would add is that, if your heart is set on getting a Sony, you should pre-order the newer camera - the A6000 with the 16-50 power zoom. It will cost you less money than a body-only NEX-7 and will give you updated features (e.g., more...
Hi Hasan - you posted to the right forum. Some of us shoot video almost exclusively. You're right about not being able to adjust aperture in Live View with Nikon cameras. And the video autofocus is not the greatest, either - so manual cine style lenses such as the Rokinon 14mm T3.1, Bower 24mm...
Hi 11iketra1ns - the Intova 16 is the only camera in your price range that will get down to 40 meters.
And it's not a bad still camera either: Flickr Search: Intova 16
You can get one with a red filter, a 16GB card, a carrying case and a "care kit" for £249.95 from Allcam via eBay UK.
A great review of a breakthrough still/video camera - Chris makes too much of the shutter sound issue, though - you can turn it off with the electronic shutter: Hybrid Camera Revolution: Hands On GH4 Review from Chris and Jordan at The Camera Store!
Thanks for sharing, Cryo - the Pentax Q is actually a nice little 1080p interchangeable lens video camera - especially when it is on closeout for less than $200.
People are making terrific films with these cameras:
Hi Justin - Congratulations on finding this classic lens for such a good price. I have the Sigma 18-50mm constant f2.8, and it's a terrific lens - but you should be aware that it was designed for classic 4/3 mount cameras - not micro 4/3.
The old 4/3 format was Panasonic/Olympus' first foray...
Hi Justin - Unfortunately, the LX-7 doesn't have live HDMI out. its tiny sensor won't give you the depth of field control you need to blur your background and it doesn't have wi-fi for tablet/smartphone remote control.
There are, however, several options for reasonable priced large sensor...
In fact, a 64GB card will hold 175 minutes of 50mbps 1080/60p video. My GH3 can record for over 200 minutes without stopping. My old Windows 7 computer and Sony Vegas handle the files just fine.
Hi bdk12 and welcome to the forum! Since you're going to be shooting video (I'm assuming skateboard video from your avatar :)), you might want to look at a more video-friendly camera. People are shooting great skate video with the T3i, and you can get a brand new one with a US warranty from...
Pre-orders for the new Panasonic DMC-GH4 4K interchangeable lens camera are open at Amazon at $1699.99 and Adorama at $1698.
Pre-orders are $1699.99 at B&H. (EDIT: B&H now also at $1698)
If Panasonic's 2010 and 2012 challenges with the GH2 and GH3 are anywhere close to predictive of the...
The $1999 XA20 is a great small-sensor camcorder and is significantly less expensive than the $8250 FS700 - but it won't give you the shallow depth-of-field of a Super 35 camcorder or the crystal clear slow motion that the Sony's 240fps frame rate offers.
Here is what a skateboard video would...
You have really good eyes. I didn't see the difference between the duck wings until you called it to my attention. Now I can't remember what color the wing patch really was. That's the problem with getting old :(
The BMW was black black and the Mini was red red. Sadly, I've...
Hi ade - you can get a factory refurbished Canon 600D with the 18-55mm kit lens and a 90 day warranty for £315 from Photo Direct in Surrey via eBay UK.
If you don't mind importing a camera from Hong Kong, you can get a brand new 600D for £299.60 from DWI Digital Cameras via eBay UK.
Infinity focus isn't a problem when adapting classic Canon FD lenses to mirrorless - no additional optics required.
I absolutely love my Canon FD lens. I can put it on any mirrorless body with a ~$20 adapter (e.g., NEX, MFT, Samsung NX, Fuji X, EF-M or Nikon 1).
Review posted - forgot to put in my whining about the noseprints on the LCD and lack of built-in flash - but I found other stuff to whine about - oh, yeah, there's some fawning over the "retro cool factor" too :)
Hybrid Camera Revolution: Fuji X-T1 - A Second Look
Nice photos - I love my AR 40mm f1.8 too. It was my first non-native lens and a very good value for money lens for mirrorless cameras.
My second classic lens was an inexpensive Canon FD 50mm f1.8. Another great lens.
I was also going to suggest getting the peaking right, and then checking it...
My rented X-T1 with the 18-55mm f2.8-4.0 lens are in the house (courtesy of LensRentals and Borrowlenses).
First, the unimportant stuff - this is a darned pretty camera. I might buy one just to look at it.
What I like about this camera already:
- I love the separate dials...