I would avoid DSLRs for video


I would avoid DSLRs for video.

I started out with a Canon DSLR, but switched to mirrorless. Here’s why.

In the T5i’s price range, Canon DSLRs lack:

– 1080/60fps for smooth HD slow motion (they are limited to 30 frames per second)

– a usable viewfinder when you switch to “Live View” (video) mode

– compatibility with affordable power zoom lenses

– the ability to record for more than 30 minutes continuously

– headphone jacks

Plus, Canon DSLRs in this price range suffer from a phenomenon known as “moire” as the result of poor downscaling. Panasonic G and GH cameras, for example, have a better downscaling algorithm. Here are a couple of side-by-sides between the Canon 60D and a moire-resistant Panasonic GH camera:

Newer Canon cameras are not much better. Here is a side-by-side between the Canon 60D and 70D:

Instead of the T5i, you might want to consider a moire-resistant GH3 (on sale for $597.99 right now at B&H http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/892456-REG/Panasonic_Lumix_DMC_GH3_Mirrorless_Digital.html with free warranty extension http://www.bhphotovideo.com/FrameWork/Rebates_Promos/033115_PANA70_Cameras.pdf).

if you want a 50mm f1.8 equivalent for it, you can get a $299 Olympus 25mm f1.8: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HWMP0XG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00HWMP0XG&linkCode=as2&tag=videomaker22forum-20

Here are a few examples of the image quality the GH3 can produce:

It’s a great still camera too: https://www.flickr.com/groups/gh3/pool/

I own this camera and it really is a better choice for video than a DSLR.

Hope this is helpful and good luck with your decision!

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