The dSLR and video Great Debate of 2012
By David HAGUE
The great debate over the value of dSLRs for moving making is about to be thoroughly tested. Yes I know I have been critical of certain aspects of the idea, especially the ergonomic factor, but I may now have to be nice ? or at least objective ? as I am about to board a plane to Japan and see the new Nikon D4 being made in the factory at Sendai.
They (that is Nikon) have also given me a D7000 with a 300mm zoom lens to play with during the 5 day trip.
This means I have some serious reading to do on the plane as the manual for this beastie is about 3 feet thick ? but it IS a proper paper manual and not a PDF so that makes me happy.
Will it convince me? Time will tell, but having used a dSLR for shooting video in my sphere of interest, which everyone knows is motorsport, I cannot see myself changing from a conventional camcorder.
But I have been to Japan before (Osaka) and love the place to death. It is going to be epically cold over there and this will give a great scenery of contrasts, so perhaps in this arena, I might turn out to be more receptive and even enjoy the experience.
I?ll let you know next week. Don?t forget if you are a teacher, a subscription to the real magazine is free ? some conditions apply, but not a lot!) Have a look at www.auscamonline.com
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