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Well – I'm the worst person to advise, because despite having one for ages, my DSLR takes stills, my video cameras shoot video, and I'm never going to change that opinion. My biggest complaint is that for shooting with DSLRs you need proper viewfinders, as the ones in the cameras just don't seem to cut it, and worse still, the places cameras tend to get put for music videos make remote monitoring pretty important. My video cameras can have external monitors, but the ones on them swivel up or down, so often I don't need to. Some DSLRs do this, but many, including mine, don't. The real killer for me is simply the lenses. I need slow sharp focus zooms, remote controls, and quick focus to repeatable settings. DSLRs have great images but I just hate them. I also have proper heads, jibs and legs for all the kit. Some of this stuff costs more than a DSLR, and for me – my video style needs certain kit. Music videos need music lighting, and that's quite different, but you can always hire this. Here's a clip from the kind of thing we do.