MicrostockGroup Sponsors

Author Topic: Best SLR/DSLR for video and stills  (Read 5138 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


    This user is banned.
« on: August 16, 2014, 08:30 »
Ok, so my Sony RX10 was a faulty copy and had to go back fro a full refund. Turns out that a few (reading Amazon) had wobbly lenses. Mine had a fault with an inferior sensor. I am reluctant to buy another for fear of that not being a good one either.

Anyway, I want better stills capability than the RX10 but as good HD video if possible. I have read as many reviews as I can but can't make my mind up. Do I go for the excellent A7r for it's stills but not as good video, the GH3 ? I don't know because I did like the fact that the RX10 had that versatile lens which you don't get with the other models I have just listed.

If anyone has any suggestions for a great combo (wide to zoom lens) I would be grateful.  :D

« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2014, 08:36 »
Canon 5d Mark III
Panasonic GH4

« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2014, 08:41 »
Canon 6D is pretty good, too, and a lot cheaper than the 5d MkIII (I'm not sure if the 5D has more video features than the 6D or not, I know that most of the bells and whistles on it are things I don't need, and the GPS which I do use isn't on the 5D).

« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2014, 11:04 »
my vote goes to canon 5dmk2 & 5dmk3

« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2014, 11:24 »
my vote goes to canon 5dmk2 & 5dmk3

The image quality of the Mk3 and 6D (same sensor) for stills is a considerable improvement on the Mk2 especially at high ISOs,


    This user is banned.
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2014, 12:16 »
Unfortunately the price of Canon is far more than Sony A7r full frame. The 5D mark 2 is far better for video, a slightly for Raw stills than the mark 3 according to digital photography review. Shame as you can't buy the mark 2 new anymore.

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2014, 12:21 »
For video I prefer the Nikon D800 to the Canon 6D.
I find the images of the Nikon more natural than the ones of the Canon (too much harsh), and the Nikon seems to give better results that the Canon in extreme condition of light (low light > less noise - back light > more open shadows and definition)
Btw this is only my personal (maybe not very objective) sensation.

(Of course the difference of price is to be considered)

Sensor quality Score by DxO:

Canon 6D = 82
Nikon D800 = 95
« Last Edit: August 16, 2014, 12:30 by Beppe Grillo »

« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2014, 13:03 »
personally, i would go to the store and try them all. reason being, unless someone has actually used and owned the cameras in comparision, everything is a hearsay or relying on reviews which we all know is slanted as well.  the right camera for each of us depends on our own handling and ability to master the equipment and the preference.

i say this because many times, we go into the store saying i will buy this because everyone is carrying one, only to come out of the store buying something else, and never regretting it.
what i do is rent the camera(s) and then strike a deal with the manager of knocking off that rental when i decide which camera and lenses to buy eventually.   

failing that, as not everyone has a store to rent like that, i ask to take the camera out to shoot around with my own mem card (one for each camera, of course) , take the cards  home and study the results.  adding the considerations to how much i like the handling (how the camera feels in my hand, focusing,etc) at the store.

the former method is preferred because you can put it through all the situations you expect to be shooting with that camera (night, motion, ISO pushing, focusing , exposure,etc).

if all fails, seek employment in the pro store on weekends, and then get 2 use the cameras while there. ..which i actually did a thousand years back,   a pro av firm as a product demo rep, i get to bring home whatever equipment i had my eyes on , and when i did buy them, get them at cost through the sales mgr.
u can still do that if u join a store as christmas help,etc.. .

you really cannot depend on whether i like a over b, anymore than u asking me if i prefer to choose car a over car b.   just my own thoughts on this, as i never ends up buying the ones everybody carries  :D
« Last Edit: August 16, 2014, 13:24 by etudiante_rapide »

« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2014, 13:34 »
Canon 5d Mark III
Panasonic GH4


I love the low light capability of the 5D - with an image-stabilized lens, it feels extremely versatile.  Had a 7D and couldn't stand it.  Not sure if I got a lemon, but the focus and control I feel with the 5D is so much better.   Not a fan of DSLR size, noise, loupes for video, etc., but they can be hard to beat for overall capability.

« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2014, 21:35 »
Biggest problem I see with the Sony A7r & A7s is the lack of a variety of full frame E mount lenses.  At least with a Canon body, there are a wide variety of lens available at many different price points from L glass to affordable options which can be useable for Stock images/video.

« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2014, 04:29 »
I got the Sony A6000 with 16-70mm some time ago, and its a great camera.

Since I got the A6000, my A77 has almost not been used. I find it too big now.

Combined with the LA-EA4 adapter, I can use my A-mount lenses, but I do look forward to more E-mount lenses. Especially the macro lens that is rumored.


Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
22 Replies
Last post July 02, 2009, 01:56
by Jonathan Ross
1 Replies
Last post June 27, 2009, 15:03
by massman
10 Replies
Last post April 03, 2014, 03:01
by Phadrea
4 Replies
Last post July 09, 2014, 01:57
by bunhill
3 Replies
Last post January 24, 2021, 23:39
by Dumc


Mega Bundle of 5,900+ Professional Lightroom Presets

Microstock Poll Results


3100 Posing Cards Bundle