Hi BJBBJB – with a $1000


Hi BJBBJB – with a $1000 budget, you might want to consider a $681.19 4K Panasonic G7 from Amazon Warehouse Deals: http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-LUMIX-DMC-G7KK-Mirrorless-Camera/dp/B00X409PQS/ref=sr_1_1?m=A2L77EE7U53NWQ&ie=UTF8&qid=1443346817?tag=videomaker22forum-20

Add a $315.15 Metabones Nikon G to micro 4/3 Speed Booster: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575034783&toolid=10001&campid=5337235943&customid=&icep_item=111780389266&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg

..and you’ll be able to record in either 4K or 1080p resolution using your existing Nikon lenses.

This camera has a 3.5mm external mic jack, on-screen audio meters, manual audio gain control, manual exposure settings, 1080/60p for smooth slow motion and a built-in intervalometer for timelapses.

Unlike DSLRs, Panasonic DSLMs (Panasonic’s name for their MILCs) can record for hours continuously. They are also compatible with inexpensive, camcorder-like power zoom lenses such as this $185 14-42 3x power zoom: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005J5TZVG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B005J5TZVG&linkCode=as2&tag=videomaker22forum-20

Here are some examples from Vimeo showing what this camera can do:

Indianapolis 500 in 4K: https://vimeo.com/130565657

Bahamas: https://vimeo.com/136657243

Stars: https://vimeo.com/137538379

Pine Ave: https://vimeo.com/135370749

Away From The City ~ Panasonic G7 [4K] 42.5mm F1.7: http://vimeo.com/132028570

Panasonic Lumix G7 / G70 Launch – 4K – 4KPhoto Modes: http://vimeo.com/128536456

Here is an example from YouTube (please watch at 2160p and your monitor’s highest resolution):

LUMIX DMC-G7 Sample Video in 4K by Colin Witherill: https://youtu.be/fZllpp_y8Is

It’s a pretty good still camera too: https://www.flickr.com/groups/panasonic-lumix-g7/pool/

To be fair, your D7100 is probably a better still camera, but the G7 is a much better all-around choice for both video and stills.

Hope this is helpful and good luck with whatever camera you decide to buy!

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