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- March 31, 2015 at 5:37 AM #85280derpderpMember
I shoot short business videos/short films and I am going to be doing some live events in the near future and I want to invest in a good camcorder that will auto focus and look good handheld. I love the 5d, I use it for everything so I would love to have something similar that I can possibly use in conjunction with my 5d at times. I am hoping to keep it under $4,000.
Any suggestions/info is greatly appreciated.
- March 31, 2015 at 5:16 PM #212016brunerwwMember
Even though this is a great camera and 100% compatible with your EF lenses and with the Canon "look" from your 5D – it doesn't have autofocus. You would have to stretch your budget by another $500 for the dual pixel autofocus version.
Hope this is helpful and good luck with your decision!
- April 1, 2015 at 1:18 PM #212019Laguna HikerMember
I'd echo brunerww's comments, with one exception. Save your $500 and skip autofocus. Manual focus is almost always sharper and better. Plus, learning the routine of white-balance, frame, and focus will make you a better shooter. If you do it for a month or so, you'll never go back, and you'll be able to see in an instant when a lazy shooter let the camera set itself.
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