Originally Posted by megdagooch
What we know about DSLRs? Many of the DSLRs available now are used in Hollywood movie making and there is a Canon that matches the Red (a high end highly sought pro video camera). I agree when a DSLR is set on auto it's easy to use and depending on which you buy (mine is a Nikon D7000) you can get some amazing videos that you can't get with a similar priced camcorder. I am a photographer with an amateur movie maker boyfriend
Try using any DSLR to shoot a sports video, kids in action, video in museums. There is nothing a DSLR can do that a camcorder cannot, except achieve shallow dof shots in some circumstances and possibly some very low-light video. Few DSLRs offer sharp video that rivals much cheaper camcorders, and almost all offer much greater artifacts. Once you start talking about video cameras above $5,000, then it's a different world. And then there's the Blackmagic Pocket camera - it my blow away most DSLRs and camcorders, but cannot shoot 60p.
I am impressed that you post that the qualifications for your statement is that your boyfriend shoots movies as an amateur and you own a DSLR. Btw, "Hollywood" rarely uses DSLRs, but ESPN and FOX use camcorders extensively. This is not to say that one cannot shoot "amazing" video with DSLRs; but one can also shoot amazing videos with an iPhone. And there are some amazing videos you cannot get with a DSLR, because you are unlikely to carry one, with the requisite lenses, in many circumstances where you may have a smaller camcorder with you.
We are all amateur movie-makers here.Edited by markr041 - 7/8/13 at 7:59am