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I may purchase a 550D for shoot video, is it a good idea?

 
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Feb 14, 2014 12:32 |  #16

The thing to remember is that "full HD" video is not very high resolution (when compared with digital still images). 1920x1080 = 2.1 megapixels. Even a relatively low-end consumer HD camcorder can handle that, no problem.

The advantages of using a DSLR for video are such things as shallow depth of focus, perhaps less compression loss, etc.

Unless these kinds of things are attractive to you, the usability for casual video shooting is a major advantage for the camcorder (powered zoom, continuous AF, better built-in mic (sometimes), etc.)

Most of them can even do a passable P&S level of still photo if need be.

If you move up the line a bit to the more "prosumer" lines, everything gets even better.

If you decide to go for the T2i for video, just be sure you know what you are getting (and, perhaps more importantly, what you are NOT getting).


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Feb 14, 2014 18:59 |  #17
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Got a used Canon Kiss X4 for 380USD (8000 shots)




  
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Feb 14, 2014 23:02 |  #18
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Panasonic GH series (GH2, GH3, GH4) is your best bet




  
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Feb 14, 2014 23:25 |  #19

There are a tons of videos over on youtube proving that the 550d in a very capable camera if you know how to use it properly.
True top line professional video cameras with interchangeable lenses are more than likely to be manual focus too.

Customers are more interested in what you can produce rather than what equipment to use. :)

So in my opinion, the answer to your question would be yes if you are willing to take the time to learn how to use it. If not then go for a cheap HD video camera instead.


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Feb 16, 2014 03:33 as a reply to  @ Raymond XX4's post |  #20

Amazing!! You start a thread asking if it's wise to buy a 550D for video... everyone answers no, and yet you still do it.

I notice this happens in every thread/question you ask... why bother asking?????


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Feb 16, 2014 11:14 |  #21

1Tanker wrote in post #16692966 (external link)
Amazing!! You start a thread asking if it's wise to buy a 550D for video... everyone answers no, and yet you still do it.

I notice this happens in every thread/question you ask... why bother asking?????

Well, it was more like pointing out the operational disadvantages rather than just "no." I guess the OP decided he could cope with the disadvantages.

Although having to carry around a camera that says "Kiss" on it would be too much for me! :D


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