Where to Splash Your Cash
One problem with buying something like a new camera is the sensory assault you get when you try and find out any information on what to get, especially online. Different brands have devoted fans who seem to dedicate a proportion of their lives shouting at the internet about their favourite, but like most things in life different cameras will suit different people’s needs best.
We won’t go so far as to big up a particular make or model, but popular DSLRs for video at the moment seem to be the 60D and 7D from the Canon EOS range and the Nikon equivalent, the D7000. They all come in at around £500 minimum so it’s best to think about exactly what you want from your purchase and do your own research to find out what’s best for you. Cheapest isn’t always the best option so really give it some time, and don’t just bend to the loudest fanboy’s opinion.
For a great example of what can be done with DSLRs used to their full potential, my sincerest apologies but I’d like to take you to the world of skiing for a brief moment. Stept Productions famously use Canon 7Ds for a large amount of their ski footage and are unquestionable masters of the budget camera format. But don’t get too worried though, we’re not about to make you watch a ski flick – these guys do film snowboarding as well: check out their 2012 edit of Tim Buol for a mini-master class.