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Why DSLRs Are Still Relevant For Filmmaking & How To Choose The Right One

Source: Noam Kroll Blog

Why DSLRs Are Still Relevant For Filmmaking & How To Choose The Right One

While the DSLR revolution may no longer be what it once was, one thing does remain quite clear – DSLRs and mirrorless cameras still have a very strong foothold in the independent filmmaking world, and they aren’t going anywhere any time soon. To some people, this is actually quite surprising as it was largely anticipated that the first wave of large sensor interchangeable lens camcorders (such as the Canon C300 or Sony FS100) signaled the end of an era. But as time has shown us, that’s just not at all how it played out. DSLRs were initially popular for filmmaking for a few main reasons – price, accessibility, quality, and ease of use. Before the Canon 5D MK II there was virtually no other affordable interchangeable lens camera on the market that could deliver anywhere near the same level of quality… So it’s no wonder why the MK II blew up the way it did, and paved the way for so many other cameras to follow suit. But now we are in 2017 and there are an abundance of other options out there on the market. For $1000 you can shoot RAW on a Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera. The Canon C-Series line up has dropped so much in price that in some cases their cameras (for instance the C100) can be purchased for less than the cost of some DSLRs. So with all the choice that’s out there now in the cinema camera market, why do some filmmakers keep coming back to DSLRs?…Read more at: Why DSLRs Are Still Relevant For Filmmaking & How To Choose The Right One is a full service video production company offering a complete end-to-end range of services from strategy, scripting, production, filming, post production, editing, screening, to video promotion, syndication, advertising and results-driven marketing. Our team has decades of experience in all areas of video, whether you are creating a simple explainer video, to training videos, eLearning, animation or full feature moviemaking.

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