DLSRs for shooting professional-quality videos

By Ashwin Nair | Published on 14 Jun 2020
DLSRs for shooting professional-quality videos

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If you are looking for a DSLR to shoot videos, then there are specific features that you should definitely have a look at. To start with, it should have an efficient autofocus system so that you can get your subject in focus in quick time. You should also keep an eye out for the sensor used in the camera and its performance under low-light conditions. Keeping these and other important points in mind, we have curated a list of DSLRs that are good for making videos. All these products are available on Amazon and have been selected based on their listed features.

Nikon Z50

If you are looking for a budget-friendly mirrorless camera, then the Nikon Z50 should be a great choice for you to consider. Thanks to the small 16mm flange gap between the sensor and mount, the camera has a compact body design. Furthermore, it also helps in better performance as the light has less distance to travel. Since it has a full-frame sensor, you will be able to shoot videos in better quality than what you get with a crop sensor. This camera helps you shoot 4K UHD videos and 1080/120p slow-motion videos. For movie-recording, you can go up to ISO 25600 (otherwise 5200), which should help it deliver a good performance even under low-light conditions. Lastly, the camera has a 21.9-megapixel CMOS sensor, which should help you shoot videos with good clarity.

Sony Alpha ILCE-7RM3

If you are looking for a premium mirrorless camera that has an optical resolution sensor with high-resolution value, then this model from Sony should do just fine. It comes with a 35mm full-frame EXMOR R CMOS sensor with approximately 42.4 megapixels, which should help you shoot videos with extra clarity and details. Furthermore, it enables you to shoot 4K videos with good details thanks to the HDR5 picture quality feature used in it. The camera has a 5-axis image stabilisation system in place, which should compensate for the most common types of camera shakes, as per company claims. Thanks to this, you should be able to capture videos with minimal or no shakes – this property comes in handy especially when you shoot hand-held videos.

Nikon D850

The Nikon D850 is one of the premium DSLRs from the Japanese manufacturer, which allows you to shoot videos in full-frame 4K UHD quality. Moreover, it helps you create timelapse videos in 8K UHD by rendering the images clicked through the interval timer. Everything is done with the help of an optical resolution sensor of 45.7-megapixels, which should result in video quality with vivid colours and clarity. Furthermore, the camera uses the exclusive innovative shutter and mirror drive mechanisms to reduce the vibrations inside the camera, giving you better stability while shooting long shots, as per company claims.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

If you are looking for a DSLR with a high number of AF points, then the Canon EOS 7D Mark II should be a great option to consider, as it comes with 65-AF points (all cross-type). With such an efficient system in place, you should be able to get a high-accuracy performance while focusing on your moving subjects, which will assist you in making professional-quality videos. Furthermore, it also has EV -3 sensitivity at the centre point, which means, that you should be able to get good results even in low-light conditions. The innovative dual pixel CMOS AF enables you to shoot videos as if you are shooting with a camcorder. Thanks to this, you should have an efficient, smooth, fast and accurate autofocus system in place, and you should not have to put in a lot of extra effort to get the subject in focus, as claimed by the brand. Finally, the camera shoots the videos in FHD quality with the help of a 20.2-megapixel optical resolution sensor.

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