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    Default Video camera: separate (or Canon 5D Mark II)

    HI. I am thinking of buying a new DSLR. But I also, at some point, want to buy a video cam. The Canon 5D Mark II had many many good things going for it as a digicam (including stunning pics at high ISO, such as http://www.flickr.com/photos/erikfiv...7607361459243/ ) but the best part is that I love its video HDTV output too!

    I have a Nikon D200 now and only that once-popular 18x200mm VR lens, so it's not like I am hugely invested. It's just that I do like the Canon offerings.

    My questions:

    1. Between D700 and Canon 5D mII, which one would you recommend and why? D700 used to have higher quality at high ISOs than 5D mark I, but the mII seems to have made huge strides. (Only drawback: huge files for the 21mp on the 5D! WHich means it may be slow too?)

    2. Would you buy a digicam+videocam? Or should I simply buy a high quality HD cam separately? (Which will be more expensive!)

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    Default Re: Video camera: separate (or Canon 5D Mark II)

    Depends on yourself. Suggest you rent a Canon body and try out its functions. If it is just not suitable for you, D700 is way to go. But 5D II is FF though.
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    Default Re: Video camera: separate (or Canon 5D Mark II)

    1. Between D700 and Canon 5D mII, which one would you recommend and why? D700 used to have higher quality at high ISOs than 5D mark I, but the mII seems to have made huge strides. (Only drawback: huge files for the 21mp on the 5D! WHich means it may be slow too?)
    5d MkII. For it's movie mode. I can't say anything about the quality and stuffs since it's not in market yet. Having higher megapixels means larger files but, I don't think is a problem.

    2. Would you buy a digicam+videocam? Or should I simply buy a high quality HD cam separately? (Which will be more expensive!)
    Yes. Mind you, 5D MkII can only record for 10mins? Correct me if im wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArcticFox View Post
    Yes. Mind you, 5D MkII can only record for 10mins? Correct me if im wrong.
    Yupp. It can only record a movie clip for a maximum of 12 minutes at 1920 x 1080. 24 minutes at VGA.
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