Still and Motion Convergence

Written by admin on September 19, 2008 – 4:42 pm -

Ever find yourself on holiday with photography and video gear enough to weigh you down like a soldier in Afghanistan? Shooting Standard Definition (SD) video on point and shoot cameras has been available for quite a while now. The video quality on the point and shoots are decent enough to match those consumer video camera’s but the still images leave a lot to be desired comapred to DSLR’s. 

Nikon has recently released the D90. It features all the standard things that one would expect from a DSLR but the thing that does it for me is the capability to record High Definition (HD 720p) video as well. How much is that going to set you back you say? surprisingly not too much as the D90′s suggested retail price of USD995 is way cheaper than my very first DSLR (Nikon D100). 

Not to be outdone, rival Canon released the 5D which boasts a whopping 21MP on its full size CMOS sensor and would you believe, Full HD 1920×1080 video! The catch? Well, the 5D costs three times as much, with a USD 2,800 MSRP. 

Whatever your choice, the bottomline is you can ditch that video camera on your next holiday to Bora Bora. 


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