Monday, November 17, 2014

Are camcorders dead?

Jordan and Chris seem to think so (and they probably have the sales receipts to back their suppositions up) but we think modestly priced ($300-$450) camcorders can hold their own against comparably-priced still cameras in video mode.
     And one thing that Jordan and Chris didn't mention is that even expensive DSLRs like the Canon d5Mk3 can only take, like, 12 minutes of video before shutting themselves down due to overheating of their full-frame sensors, which are gross overkill for video — including 4k video.
     Even the recently-introduced Nikon D750, which takes better video than any previous Nikon DSLR at any price, is only good up to half an hour.
     Try recording a government hearing with that.

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