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Nikon Announces D7100 DSLR Camera


Nikon D7100 with external microphone
Nikon announced their new DX-format D7100 DSLR this morning. The camera comes equipped with a 24MP DX-format CMOS sensor (23.5mm) and EXPEED 3 image processing engine. In addition to all the still photography features (outlined in the press release below, Videographers will be most interested in the following features:

From Camcorders to DSLRs and Back Again


The small DSLR form factor, and lack of motorized zoom limited my shooting options, and I found myself sticking with pans, tilts, and static shots, rather than going handheld.

Edelkrone Pocket Rig DSLR Support Mini-Review


Edelkrne Pocket Rig

As you may have seen on Videomaker.com, we recently got our hands on the Pocket Rig by Edelkrone. At Videomaker, we're strong believers that if you're shooting on a DSLR, support is essential. Since the bodies are so small, these are cameras where the center of gravity is often in the lens. Combine that with the fact that the grip is vertical rather than horizontal, and you have yourself a recipe for wobbly video if you choose to shoot hand-held. We put the Pocket Rig on a Canon 5D Mark III and took it for a spin.

Canon Debuts the EOS 6D Full Frame DSLR


'Tis the season for camera announcements! Follow along if you can. Canon debuted the EOS 6D at Photokina today, and for video shooters, this may or may not be terribly exciting news. The good news is the EOS 6D is Canon's smallest, and most affordable full frame camera yet. It appears to have most of the video features found in the 5D Mark III, including 1080p at 30fps h.264 footage, all for $1,400 less money. While you can attach an external microphone, it appears to be lacking the option to connect headphones for live audio monitoring.

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