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Rdwagner2I would look at the Nikon d5300 if you want something in the t3i range. It has better video quality and better photos
Canon t3i - $549 with 18-55mm
Not true 1080p HD
Nikon D5300 - $629 with 18-55mm
Better sensor than canon
Sony NEX 5r - $549 with 18-55mm
Better video quality and 1080p at 60fps.
The t3i will film videos that are fine for a beginner but it's not the best value for the money you are spending.
Why do you think the t3i is the best option?
ThuggyCheneyI had the chance to film with it yesterday and i liked it alot. I also found it slightly used for 400$
erikKso what was the point of this thread?
ShadesOnWondering why you think the t#i line is outdated?
Rdwagner2I'm only speaking about video. I do not shoot many photos.
The sensor was released around 2009 with the t1i and 7d and hasn't changed much since then. They have added a little faster processors but nothing too amazing. the only real upgrades from the t2i to the current t5i are flip out screen, touch screen, faster photo burst from 3.7fps to 5fps, slightly better auto focus.
nothing major has really changed since 2009 when almost every other camera company is making more advancements with DSLR and mirrorless cameras.
it also only shoots 8bit 4:2:0 at 40Mbps bitrate in h.264, a highly compressed video codec, so the footage doesn't hold up will for color correction or vfx work.
only has about 8 stops of dynamic range
you can't go above ISO 800 most of the time and get useable video, because of issues with noise.
it also clips the highlights pretty hard so you always have to expose for that.
To make it shoot quality video you need to hack it with magic lantern and use a custom 3rd party picture profile.
Canon essentially keeps releasing the same camera, they just change the model number and add a few small features like a fold out touch screen, or slightly better auto focus ( still garbage when compared to their competitors AF)
I don't see the point in buying a camera from 2009 when its almost 2015
its not a good long term camera investment.
if you want to go with an older camera the Panasonic GH2 or GH3 are better
Dr.LaurentAn ARRI ALEXA mounted with Angenieux's Optimo 24-290 f/2.5 is what you want.
KyleKlissMediahaha only a small price of 1M+
Rdwagner2Its not over a mill
Arri Alexa XT Plus - $78,558
Angenieux Optimo 24-290 f/2.5 - $87,760
OConnor 120EXe Fluid Head - $20,045.00
Arri MB-20 Mattebox - $3,877.14
Arri MFF-2 Follow Focus - 1,547.10
Monitor - probably around $4,000
Anton Bauer DIONIC HD Battery - $586.00 each = about $2,500
Whatever Media Recorder they are using - under 10k
so its more like 200K+