advice needed on buying camera for video

This is a discussion on advice needed on buying camera for video within the Photography Discussion forums, part of the PHOTO FORUM category; Greetings everyone! I, too, need some enlightenment by the experts on which camera to buy. I am new to the field, so please bear with ...


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    advice needed on buying camera for video

    Greetings everyone! I, too, need some enlightenment by the experts on which camera to buy. I am new to the field, so please bear with me and use layman’s terms as much as possible!
    Here’s the thing: I am not that much interested in photography as in video. I am actually a musician, and I intend to record “videosongs” (if you are not familiar with the term, you can check one right here )
    So basically what I want to do is record myself playing various instruments in a room. Now the effect I am interested in achieving is shallow depth of field. Does this mean DSLR -end-of-story? Or can we achieve the effect with different models, like camcorders or those “bridge” cameras? I am told the sdof effect can also be achieved thru zoom and not necessarily by the aperture. Is this true? How convenient can this be in a 3x5 room, however? I wouldn’t want to have to place the camera in my neighbor’s balcony!
    The budget is limited. My optimal price range could be 400-600 euro, but I could go as far as 800 to 900 tops. So, money is an issue. On the other hand, I will not compromise on my prerequisites. I’ll just live on spaghetti for 3 months!
    So, the 1st and most important factor is sdof. The second is video quality, which I suppose should be 720 30p minimum.
    I am not so sure how many megapixels would suffice, i am open to suggestions. Bear in mind though that I would like to record dimly lit and atmospheric footage (if that’s not much to ask on this budget). That’s the 3rd prerequisite.

    Someone proposed this canon (I am quite fond of canon, actually)
    Canon Digital Rebel T1i (EOS 500D)
    Pretty cool, but the kit lens leaves a lot to be desired.
    Canon 18-55mm IS
    So do I have to buy an extra lens, something like that perhaps?
    Canon EF 35mm f/2.0 Lens Review
    Would something like that achieve sdof in a dimly lit room with any decency and without, say, ghosting or blurring? Sadly, the Ti1 has no continuous autofocus. Would the Nicon d3100 be preferable in that respect? Is it really necessary though? The camera will be on a tripod the whole time, shooting a fellow on a chair playing an instrument, not a pet running around.

    Of course, I will be using the device for photography as well, but that is really secondary.

    Thank you all in advance and I am looking forward to your suggestion, be it a dslr-lens combination, a camcorder, a bridge camera, or whatever.

    Bye for now.


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    I have recently buy a Canon EOS 550D and i am satisfy with the video quality of this camera. I think it is one of the best camera for capturing high quality video.


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