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They are best served by a camcorder rather than dslr/ mirrorless system, although if they already bought a good enough camera, they might be better off stitching clips together instead. 

 

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1109387-REG/sony_hdr_ax33v_4k_ultra_hd.html

 

maybe something like this? 

 

 

 

hey, so my friend needs a camera for $1k.. he said anything under, what he needs is good quality, and able to record for as long as he wants (he needs a new one because his old one could only record 30 minuts) suggestions?

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What is he using it for? I'm no camera expert, but I can try to help.

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2 minutes ago, Fixinit1 said:

What is he using it for? I'm no camera expert, but I can try to help.

i think youtube.. preferrably 4k.. but he said “high def” for sure

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They are best served by a camcorder rather than dslr/ mirrorless system, although if they already bought a good enough camera, they might be better off stitching clips together instead. 

 

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1109387-REG/sony_hdr_ax33v_4k_ultra_hd.html

 

maybe something like this? 

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, iLostMyXbox21 said:

i think youtube.. preferrably 4k.. but he said “high def” for sure

With YouTube's compression, a modern Smartphone may honestly be the best investment. Take a look at Linus's server room tour filmed with a phone and a gimbal, honestly looks pretty good, and it's portable and multi purpose.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, cc143 said:

They are best served by a camcorder rather than dslr/ mirrorless system, although if they already bought a good enough camera, they might be better off stitching clips together instead. 

 

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1109387-REG/sony_hdr_ax33v_4k_ultra_hd.html

 

maybe something like this? 

 

 

 

i think so, thanks

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Sony alpha a6000 (there is also a higher level called the a3000, or the a5000)

It makes excellent quality photos and videos for the price nad it's a nice size.

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13 hours ago, hiitswilliam said:

Sony alpha a6000 (there is also a higher level called the a3000, or the a5000)

It makes excellent quality photos and videos for the price nad it's a nice size.

That won't work for him. He said he needed something that does not have a time limit on video recording.

 

15 hours ago, Fixinit1 said:

With YouTube's compression, a modern Smartphone may honestly be the best investment. Take a look at Linus's server room tour filmed with a phone and a gimbal, honestly looks pretty good, and it's portable and multi purpose.

 

 

I personally don't think it looks that good...

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10 minutes ago, hiitswilliam said:

You can just stick in a huge SD card and it should be fine. Everything will eventually run out of space.

i mean how some cameras will automatically stop the recording in 10, 30, or an hour

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There is something I hadn`t thought about earlier, If they bought a Canon Camera, there is a workaround potentially, although I`m not 100% sure, you can download Magic Lantern, depending on the camera they bought and that should give you a lot more video functionality, possibly removing the 29.59 record limit. 

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On 11/2/2018 at 12:35 PM, cc143 said:

There is something I hadn`t thought about earlier, If they bought a Canon Camera, there is a workaround potentially, although I`m not 100% sure, you can download Magic Lantern, depending on the camera they bought and that should give you a lot more video functionality, possibly removing the 29.59 record limit. 

As someone who does video on a cracked a6500, I don't recommend this. If your use case is just video, just get a video camera. The image quality is definitely going to be better on a cracked DSLR, but for long term recordings the batteries die pretty fast in video mode, they get super hot, and it's constantly a pain to make sure that they are working.

 

For example, I just did my first shoot with a professional camera, and my god was a huge change from working with a DSLR. Huge battery, unlimited recording, easy to change whatever settings, comfortable to use on a tripod or handheld, tally lights, it is just so much less hassle. Obviously you don't get all these benifits from a Sony FDR-AX33, but you get the tally light and the battery life, the most important parts imho

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3 hours ago, Bustapalapeno said:

As someone who does video on a cracked a6500, I don't recommend this. If your use case is just video, just get a video camera. The image quality is definitely going to be better on a cracked DSLR, but for long term recordings the batteries die pretty fast in video mode, they get super hot, and it's constantly a pain to make sure that they are working.

 

For example, I just did my first shoot with a professional camera, and my god was a huge change from working with a DSLR. Huge battery, unlimited recording, easy to change whatever settings, comfortable to use on a tripod or handheld, tally lights, it is just so much less hassle. Obviously you don't get all these benifits from a Sony FDR-AX33, but you get the tally light and the battery life, the most important parts imho

Well sure, but if it saves you $1000... Also, there are workarounds to the majority of the things you mentioned, which would cost a lot less than a new camera. Furthermore, I'm not saying only Sony cameras overheat, but they are sort of infamous for it. 

 

Additionally, if the capability and need was there to buy a red then it would be a whole different story. 

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4 hours ago, cc143 said:

Well sure, but if it saves you $1000... Also, there are workarounds to the majority of the things you mentioned, which would cost a lot less than a new camera. Furthermore, I'm not saying only Sony cameras overheat, but they are sort of infamous for it. 

 

Additionally, if the capability and need was there to buy a red then it would be a whole different story. 

I was assuming that the buyer didn't already have a DSLR lying around to take video with. Of course I would rather have a dedicated video camera, but I don't, so I do what I do. And yea I know Sony is the main one to have the overheating problem, but I am just trying to describe my experience with using mirrorless cameras as video cameras, and the problems that one might have and have to work around.

 

Yes there are work arounds, but if video is your main buisness and you are getting money for it, best not to risk it and get a camera designed for what you are trying to do. 

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