Nikon D7100 Hand Held Video



I've been looking at various hand-held video options with the cameras I have for a possible upcoming job. The best turned out to be the Nikon D7100 + 18-55mm VR kit lens, with more stabilisation added in iMovie. What I need to do for the job is get something thats quick and easy to use, doesn't hunt around for focus and keeps the exposure constant. This worked just fine. Once you focus with the Nikon and press the record button it doesn't constantly AF and setting the mode to manual, I can use the two wheels on the camera to adjust aperture and shutter speed really quickly and easily. DSLR's may get described as somewhat 'clunky' for video these days, but like pretty much everything else they do, if you want a 'professional' look, they do the job very nicely. Not retro sexy, but efficient and easy to use, which is why they are far from being out of date dinosaurs.