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Testing Out a Different Camera

06 Mar

I’ve had a Nikon D5100 for a few months, mostly to take pictures.  But I decided to try out the video recording function, since it can record HD video like a lot of DSLRs these days.  Anyway it turns out to work really well, I think, so I figure I’ll use this camera at least for video logs.  In videos where I’m moving around a lot, I’ll probably use my normal video camera, since supposedly the 5100 has an issue with recording video when fast moving things are involved. 

The biggest advantage of using a HDSLR is that you get a bigger sensor and can have really low depth of field shots.  Also you can use whatever lenses you have for your camera.  Check out my video to see what it looks like.  This is actually an awareness video I made about the whole Kony 2012 campaign, but it nicely shows the abilities of the 5100 when proper lighting and audio are used.