Question by adrianmiller09: Is the Nikon D90 a good camera to start filmmaking?
I wanna get into filmmaking,im 17. and im considering in getting a Nikon D90.is it a good camera to make short films,music videos,etc.? i know its alot of money for it but is it worth it? what other cameras or video cameras would you recommend that have HD thats cheaper?? also,do you think i should go to film school to pursue my film career or is it not worth it?? thanks
Answer by Mateo
The D90 is a great camera for it’s price you can put any lens on you want without the need of a 35mm adapter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depth-of-field_adapter). You can top notch stills with it (of course, it’s a DSLR).
What appears to be a pretty annoying issue is the rolling shutter that creates a distortion when you move the camera quickly (example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y484jV_2IfA&feature=related).
But i think it’s def woth it.
I recommend the Canon Vixia/Legria line of HD cams like
HV40, HG20, HFS100
If you have the cash I’d say the D90 is the way to go.
But if you aren’t gonna use the interchangeable lenses and still capabilities I’d say get the HFS10/100
By the way: A good external microphone is a MUST to make a decent film. So you should get that as soon as you have the camera. You might as well incorporate that into your budget. A good price/quality ratio for a mic is the Rode Videomic (you should get a Deadcat with it)
I hope this helped.
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