What Is the Best DSLR Camera for Beginners?

Are you a beginner to the DSLR video craze that seemed to have taken over the video industry overnight? Are you a beginner to video production all together, but are interested in owning a DSLR camera? Maybe you have been filming professionally for years, but are wanting to stay current by switching over to DSLR video. No matter what your background may be, I’m sure, at some point, you were asking, “what is the best DSLR camera for beginners?”

It is without question that Canon has been the leader in the DSLR video community for the past few years. They have engineered their current DSLR models for easy video integration. Not only is it easy, but it produces true 1080p HD video that is far superior to any HD camcorder on the market.

Canon Rebel T2i

With that said, you should really aim to stay within the Canon company, especially if this is your first DSLR. Out of their complete DSLR product line, I would have to say, hands down, that their Rebel T2i is the best DSLR camera for beginners. It is an amazing DSLR camera with video quality equal to that of it’s bigger sister, the Canon 7D. The reason I named the Rebel T2i as the best DSLR camera for beginners is because of its price. You can buy this camera for less than $700! I don’t know how experienced you are with buying professional video equipment, but you can’t hardly buy anything worth using for under $700 in today’s society when it comes to cameras.

The big sister, the Canon 7D, is a great camera, probably the best, for creating high quality 1080p HD video. However, they are more expensive at around $1,500. You can always start off with a Rebel T2i to get the feel of using a, well let’s face it, photography camera for video recording. It is smaller than normal HD or HDV camcorders and the lenses on the front create an uneven weight distribution. This makes it harder to use these cameras for hand held purposes. So start with a Rebel T2i, get the feel of it, learn the shooting style, and create beautiful HD video. Then you can sell it, or keep it as a second camera, and buy the Canon 7D to give you a heavier, more durable camera (magnesium alloy) and a slightly higher ISO (12800). To be honest, those are the only two major differences between the two and for half the price, the Rebel T2i is definitely the best DSLR camera for beginners.

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