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Hey, I am new to videography, and I am looking into buying a camera. I was going to buy a traditional HD camcorder like the Canon Vixia hf S200,but keep hearing that this Canon rebel T2i is a great buy for a great price. The rebel is in my budget range, so I’m wondering should I get it? or is there something better out there for the around the same price. I am not on a professional level yet, so I’m just looking for something that takes great HD video. Any suggestions for that price range?
I purchased the T2I for video, and I can say i’m very impressed. my one thing id that it is much better suited to short film projects versus live events / roaming around and filming. the picture is magnificently clear, and in a situation where you don’t have to worry about focus, it shines.
I’ve never used a DSLR, but have watched a lot of their footage. They may not be the most practical things, however, in terms of video. A lot of their manual options are pretty limited, but, the footage recorded by them seemed very impressive.
“I’m just looking for something that takes great HD video”
Then that’s probably the one you’re looking for. But if you’re a run around the place consumer, then it’s not the right camera for you. If you’re a pro starting out, then you’ve got nothing to lose with the T2i.
Thanks this was really helpful, both of you make a great point in regards to the “live events” and “run around the place consumer.” Idefinitelywill be doing more live events than just still shots, so I’m probably better off going with a traditional camcorder. Thank you.