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    Default Getting a camera this christmas

    So I've been looking around for a camera body that is capable of 1080p video, and it is able to have microphones attached to it. Any suggestions? I already have a fisheye lens picked out, and a microphone will be much later.

    Thanks for the advice, Chandler

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    Billion options...
    Price range? What are you filming? What fisheye do you have picked out..

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    It's on a quick sale, but here's this: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...gital_SLR.html

    It's $300 less than it would be brand new and is basically a 2nd gen of one of the best cameras they've made, and is only beat out by their new flagship, the K-3, which is $1,299 right now. The K-5ii is weather sealed, has an awesome sensor, does what you're looking for, and if you want to shoot photos, has one of the best sensors for handling lowlight.
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    http://www.amazon.com/Hercules-Video...rds=baby+death


    hmm, I was looking at a 200-300 price range, sorry i didn't include that

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    Hit up Trevor actually, he's trying to sell his Canon hv40.

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    I've been looking at this camera, found the body for only $120

    http://www.amazon.com/Pentax-Sensor-.../dp/B005BG0IWS

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    Oh yeah. Look around the Pentax forum for the newer Q cameras. You can find a set for under $250. They're really small though. You can fit the whole thing in your hand. I'm actually selling my K-30 right now so I can get the K-5 but I can't go for much less than $400 to hit your budget.
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    well, I mainly want the fisheye, for skate filming, and its $90 with a 160 degree range.

    I didn't want to get the fisheye initially, but after filming for a bit without it, and finding out I have to be pretty far away to get the whole skater in the shot, I understand why people use em.

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    It may be hard to do handheld with it, but I'm sure you can make/buy some sort of rig to make it work. You may want to take a look at this here. He's selling it as a whole set with almost all of the Q lenses, but I think he'd be up for parting it out.

    Also, keep an eye out for the Pentax K-01. Aside from the newer K-5ii/s and K-3 line, it has the best sensor for recording video. If you're lucky, you can find the body for around $200-230. It doesn't have a viewfinder, but if you're mainly doing video, I don't think that it'll matter. It uses an updated version of the K-5 sensor, which I mentioned before as being fucking great. There's a guy selling one here for $285 and it comes with a standard-ish 50mm manual prime lens. Bower sells an 8mm fisheye for around $200+, but I've seen it show up on the Pentax marketplace for just over $100 a few times. If you dig around once in awhile, you can find some pretty cool shit.
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    Hmm, curious. I'm gonna talk to that guy and see what's up.

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    Talked to him and got the camera, two lenses, and three batteries for $250. Done deal

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    It's too late now but I was gonna add you'd want something that shoots at a higher fps than 30, preferably 60 fps which is good for slow motion. It's painful to watch my videos in slow motion as it's only 30fps.

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    I'm not much of a slow-mo guy, if I use it, it would be rarely (plus my editing software doesn't let me lol), but thanks for the input!

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    Nice one dude. Tell him to give me the positive feedback as a finders fee haha

    If you want some other fun stuff, if you get a Q to K-mount adapter, any standard lens you put on it has a 5.5x crop factor, so everything is basically zoomed 5.5x the focal length of the lens you put on it.
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    fancy! i just might, thanks!

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