Are DSLR cameras good for video?

If you want to capture the perfect concert or birthday party you have the ability to do it on a big screen via a video feed, though if you’re the type who’d rather use DSLR cameras for video then it’s probably easier to just shoot raw and do it digitally with a computer.

But in my opinion, one of the biggest advantages of DSLR cameras is in the size of the lenses they have. Sure, there are some better lenses on the market on smaller cameras like the EOS 5D Mark III but one of the biggest advantages of a smaller camera is that there’s a lot of resolution between the sensor and the screen.

When you have the image on a larger screen, the image will not be as sharp when you zoom in to the right side of the screen. This is why, with a larger screen, a more professional looking image can be produced while shooting video.

Another benefit that I think is often overlooked about DSLR cameras when comparing them to their peers is the ease of shooting with them because they can be operated in such a way that shooting video with them is simple.

If the shooting conditions are good, you can just grab your camera and shoot, with the same level of clarity from the screen as you do with a film camera.

You’ll save time during a set-up, and you’ll get more photos as well.

This also explains why I’m all about the mirrorless cameras. There’s a much wider variety of lenses that you can switch the aperture on without having to switch lenses again. I’m even looking into getting my own custom made kit of glass that matches up to some of the lenses on the EOS line.

The other major advantage is that many of the large format mirrorless cameras are also really versatile cameras. While you can easily shoot with the EF 300mm f/2L IS USM lens and not have to deal with all of those fancy filters, you can also switch it on and shoot with the full-frame 600mm f/5.6 IS USM lens.

Even though a full-frame 600mm lens is a lot of zoom, it’s a really good lens so if I need something big for a concert gig, I can use it.

All these advantages are what I love most about DSLR cameras.

What is your favorite camera out there and how does it work?

All the tips in this article have been taken from my own personal camera setup