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Buying a DSLR can be a daunting task. Different cameras are more suited to different types of shoots. The most expensive DSLR is not necessarily the best camera for the job. Finding the right DSLR for you can be as simple as thinking about the types of videos you want to shoot and finding a camera that best supports those needs.

HD capable DSLRs have many advantages over traditional HD camcorders. A DSLR with lens can weigh less than two pounds whereas most camcorders with removable lenses are much heavier. The larger image sensors in DSLRs offer greater detail, higher dynamic range and less noise than even many high-end camcorders. There are also more lens options for DSLRs than for camcorders. It can take some added accessories and/or a little bit of time to get used to shooting video with a DSLR, but the results are well worth the effort. Let’s look at a few features that define these cameras while also illustrating why they differ from traditional camcorders.

Zoom and Focus
DSLR lenses lack the zoom rocker (controller) typically found on camcorder lenses. It can take some time getting used to twisting a lens ring to zoom. Focus rings on lenses are often small, so using a cinema style follow focus really helps. read more...

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