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05-12-2013, 11:13 AM   #1
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Pentax K-30 Video shooting?

Hello,

I'm a new photographer and Im very interested in Pentax K-30.
But I want a DSRL for video shooting. I have read in other forums about the comparison between the K-30 and the Canon T3i (a recomended camera for video beginers)

They said that the K-30 has a bad sound recorder and don't have HDMI port.
But I DON'T care about sound, or HDMI.

Which camera is better for video recording? and Why?


Thank you.

05-12-2013, 11:31 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by EliasSilva:
Which camera is better for video recording? and Why?
T3i. The Magic Lantern firmware adds an incredible amount of value.
05-12-2013, 12:05 PM   #3
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After viewing sample HD video from the K-30, I have reached the conclusion that if there are only a few moving elements, the K-30 does okay. But when there are lots of moving elements - like when you are panning, honestly I think my 'deck of cards' sized JVC 1080p HD video camera has a smoother image. Too bad I can't stick my Pentax optics on the digital-zoom-only JVC camera.

With that, I will likely use my K-30 when touring for video and save the space/weight. It is 'good enough' for the type of video I would collect.
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It looks pretty good to me, smooth at 1080p 30fps and super smooth at 720p 60Hz but there again shooting video isn't my thing but I know judder when I see it - hate it. I don't like 24p on anything:- the K-30 at 24 or 25fps, movies in the cinema or on Blu-Ray, it just looks so juddery to me I've even tweaked my Blu-Ray player for smoother results by avoiding 24p.

In case you were thinking of it, I don't think you can judge video quality with any YouTube efforts, they always seem to judder/random jerk a bit for every camera. The sound quality I know you're not too interested in, but I will say one thing for it, it is very clear sounding despite its mono mike, at least compared to quite a few cameras that have passed through my little world.

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