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    Thread: Looking for a new dslr

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      03-03-2012 11:56 PM #1
      So right now I have a d3000 and my Gopro. The gopro is great, but I want to get better shots so I am wanting to upgrade the dslr. The 3000 imo is great and if it had some form of video capability, I probably would stick with it :/

      So I am looking into either sticking with nikon as it would be cheaper since I already have a lens...even though I will probably upgrade to a different lens in the future. I was originally going to grab a d3100 body but I realized that I would really like a swivel screen which the d5000 has. I dont really need full 1080p video since I only run 720 but it would be kind of nice.

      Now, I am starting to lean towards canon but it will definitely be more expensive since I will have to start over. My friend said to grab a 60d but its pretty pricey. I feel like the T2i would be perfect for me except it doesnt have a swivel screen. Anyone want to make some recommendations?

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      03-04-2012 02:41 AM #2
      I'm not too familiar with nikon, and I'm not quite sure why you need a swivel screen to be quite honest with you.

      As far as switching to Canon, you could just get an adapter ring to run Nikon glass on a Canon body.

      The T2i is alright for an entry level DSLR for video.

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      03-04-2012 02:47 AM #3
      ooo the nikon adapter would be nice so I dont have to fork over the money for a canon lens yet..if ever

      I WANT a swivel screen since I like to film a lot of low shots with my steady cam and it would just be nice to be able to see what I am doing...I dont think it is really worth the extra $200 or so though

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      03-04-2012 12:29 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by bboy_jon View Post
      ooo the nikon adapter would be nice so I dont have to fork over the money for a canon lens yet..if ever

      I WANT a swivel screen since I like to film a lot of low shots with my steady cam and it would just be nice to be able to see what I am doing...I dont think it is really worth the extra $200 or so though
      Honestly it's the only thing the t3i does that the t2i doesn't, the tilt screen, and I wouldn't pay extra for it.

      As for low shots, shoot with a wide angle, get close do a test run before shooting. It'll give you an idea of the "play" you have in framing.

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      03-04-2012 03:40 PM #5
      Yeah Ive been doing that with my gopro and what not, but it would just make a world of a difference with the tilt. So the t3i isnt any better than the t2i spec wise?

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      03-04-2012 04:24 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by bboy_jon View Post
      Yeah Ive been doing that with my gopro and what not, but it would just make a world of a difference with the tilt. So the t3i isnt any better than the t2i spec wise?
      Nope. Same sensor, same pixels, same frame rates. The only thing is the flip screen, since the t3i is based on the 60D.

      If you had the money to get a 60D while they're still available, Canon stopped producing them, I'd get that.

      The 60D is essentially a 7D with a plastic body and takes SD instead of CF cards.

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      03-04-2012 05:54 PM #7
      From what Ive seen, the t3i is about the same price as the 60d without the lens so if I do fork out that kind of money, it would probably be towards the 60d.

      Any thoughts on just grabbing a d5000 body?

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      03-04-2012 06:06 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by bboy_jon View Post
      From what Ive seen, the t3i is about the same price as the 60d without the lens so if I do fork out that kind of money, it would probably be towards the 60d.

      Any thoughts on just grabbing a d5000 body?
      Sorry I don't have any experience shooting Nikon.

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      03-05-2012 10:33 PM #9
      You're going to get rid of your entry level body for another entry level body. Honestly I think you should just save for a d7000 or 60d.

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      03-05-2012 11:16 PM #10
      good point. But imo, the entry level cameras are kind of nice...simple/easy to use and can still do some work :/

    11. 03-08-2012 11:31 AM #11
      Does the t2i have adjustable audio levels? I think the swivel screen and the manual audio are the only differences between the 2 and the 3. One thing about the Canon (at least the t3i) is you have to use at least 30+mpbs cards or it can't buffer fast enough. Small problem but can be a pain in the ass, and fast cards with legit storage space are expensive.

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      03-12-2012 07:22 AM #12
      I'm looking for a new dslr as well, although i'm leaning more towards the 7d seeing as my dad has a bunch of canon lenses and equipment that I could borrow, and the weatherproofing is really good on the 7d... so I've heard.

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      03-14-2012 12:44 PM #13
      I use the swivel screen on my Sony Alpha a55 for 90% of my shots. I shoot automotive, so getting low is critical.
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      03-14-2012 09:11 PM #14
      ^^^ exactly why I want a swivel screen. It would be especially useful for filming low shots as well.

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