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What is the best bang for buck camera for cinema photography,


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#1 Robert Espiritu

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 03:00 AM

Hey whats up, im planning to upgrade from my pentax K-x To a better camera for shooting cinema photography. I will have about around 1-2 grand this month, just wondering what are my options. I want something good in low light and has a 24FPS frame rate.
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#2 Konstantin Kovalev

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 09:24 AM

By "cinema photography", do you mean using a still camera to record video? If so, then any new Canon SLR camera from the 550D on up will have roughly equivalent video capabilities, then there is the Lumix GH2 which is said to be good for video shooting, but I have no experience with that camera. Beyond that, the only option is to step up to a large-sensor camcorder such as the FS-100, AF100 or F3, but those are already beyond your budget by at least 3x, so the cheapest way to shoot film-like footage is with still cameras. You're not going to see anything significantly better unless you break the $10k barrier, so you might as well concentrate on getting nice lenses instead.

Edited by Konstantin Kovalev, 20 April 2011 - 09:26 AM.

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#3 Jaron Berman

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 07:38 PM

at that price, if you can find one - GH2 Panasonic. Very impressive little camera, doesn't alias / moire, has rotating LCD, can be adapted to use just about any lens incl. 2/3" broadcast lenses.
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