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Recommendation for non-aerial camera?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Rothgarr, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. Rothgarr

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    I enjoy putting together aerial videos like this () but I'm looking to buy a camera/video camera for the ground to also use in my videos. Any recommendations for a setup under $1,000?

    I'm hoping that it can do slow-motion and also nice depth-of-field transitions while filming. 4K would be nice but not required.

    You guys have gear in your arsenal that you use for that sort of thing?
     
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  2. DroneDestination

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    I've seen/heard great things about the DJI Osmo. You'll need an external mic, though.
     
  3. Rothgarr

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    Thanks. Originally I thought of OSMO, too, but per my note I'm looking for something that can do depth of field so I'd need control over the lens to blur, etc.
     
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    Hmmm... maybe the new Osmo with X5 adapter, whenever that decides to come out?
     
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    I use the fz1000, it shoots 4k and takes cheap batteries. I love it, would recommend. (NOT THE FZ100 THE FZ1000 - COMMON MISTAKE)
     
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    if you want some nice shallow DOF in your shots, it's a good time to get a mirrorless camera.

    i shoot with a sony a7, a sony NEX 5R and an Olympus O-MD E-M5.

    i love them all for varying uses. i don't shoot much video with them but any of the current and previous generation Olympus micro 4/3 cameras will be very good for that use since they have in-body stabilization if you need to shoot hand-held.
     
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    I'm going to +1 the Lumix FZ-1000. It's my favorite camera and this includes dslrs and micro 4/3 cameras.
    Sample shot.
    P1070031.jpg
     
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  8. Rothgarr

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    Thanks so much for the replies so far. I'll check those out.
     
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    My Nikon D800 with the new Nikkor 80-400mm lens is like having a phantasmagoria, good time. Hahaha
    Zoom in, zoom out and all around. ;-)

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