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I do some HD videos that I upload to YouTube, plus I have kids. I want a camera that can do HD video, and great stills. I'm more interested in "still quality" than anything else. I'm looking for an affordable camera that will handle my video needs as well. I'm currently using an iPad 2nd Gen for my videos with acceptable performance and the iPhone for camera and videos.

thanks guys!

asked Feb 13 '13 at 11:36

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I would recommend a Nikon D5100 with a couple good lens. It can take great stills and record 1080p video.


answered Feb 13 '13 at 12:11

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I would recommend a Canon DSLR such as a Canon 600D. Great photo's and high quality 1080p video at various frame rates. Alos much higher bit rate video than the Nikon.

answered Feb 14 '13 at 14:46

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if you need something for basic use, eg stills that will mostly be uploaded to the web in a scaled down form, and recording videos that will have very little video editing for sites like you tube, then go with a fairly recent canon powershot. The video and image quality will be better than anything you can get from a ipad or even a iphone 5 or any other current smartphone camera, and it will be cheap enough where if you have young kids who may not handle a camera with the most care, the camera will not be insanely expensive to replace.

If you are looking for more professional looking vidoe and photos then a DSLR is good (for budget film production and really good quality stills, the canon t2i is very popular amongst indie film developers on a budget (and the most common next step up is the canon 5D)

with good enough light to keep the ISO's under 400 and still achieving a good exposure, it is hard to tell the difference between a $2100 canon 5D and a $500 canon t2i (after grading)

answered Feb 14 '13 at 19:26

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