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Are DSLR cameras good for video?

Yes, and now there’s a high-end mirrorless camera that costs $2000 without any lenses…

And if that’s too much? Well that’s your problem, but remember all the advantages you get.

If you’re wondering why there are lots of cheap DSLRs coming out this month on Black Friday… that’s because companies like Panasonic and Canon are selling $1,500 Canon EOS 5Ds cameras with a 13-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and 1.12x optical zoom for just $399.99. We love those cameras and they can be great for those who don’t want to pay top dollar for a DSLR or have an extra camera in their bag, but the $999 price makes some of us wonder what we’ve become used to.

The good news is that, according to Canon, the $399.99 price includes the optional 35mm F1.4 lens kit that can produce images with a wide range of focal lengths and f-stops with no loss of quality, as well as a 50mm F1.8 prime lens. This new kit has a f-number of F1.8 but, hey, it gives you a few features such as a 5,600-pixel OLED EVF with touchscreen, dual SD cards slots, a headphone jack and a hotshoe.

For $400 bucks, you can get Canon’s $8,000, 1,080×1,200 SuperTilt and Zuiko Digital Lenses for the full set of 11 lenses. These are the same lenses used by Sony, Nikon and Pentax.

The only drawback of this kit is the fact that you can fit a lot of lenses on one camera, but the new EOS 6D and Canon EOS 700D bodies will add two 1.45x telephoto lenses for a total of four. The 1.4X telephoto lenses are for the EOS 6D and are designed for landscapes; the others are for sports photography.
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It sounds too good to be true, but Canon’s 1.4X zoom is not the cheapest $100 zoom camera in the world. Panasonic and Nikon zoom lenses for $7,000+ and Olympus has a lens line that goes up to 5x that just cost about $6,000.

Canon may be a company that made a name for itself in the world of digital, but we’re sure their biggest competitor is getting ready to introduce a 1.4x