Best DSLRs and Interchangeable-Lens Cameras for Video
These video-capable DSLRs and compact interchangeable-lens cameras earned the top scores for video quality in our subjective tests, and some of them offer full manual controls and continuous autofocus for video.
Rated: Mar 3, 2011 12:00 AM
The interchangeable-lens Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 puts an innovative spin on touchscreen controls for advanced focusing tricks, and it has the best video capabilities we've seen to date among still cameras.
Rated: Jan 19, 2011 12:31 PM
The EOS 60D is an excellent upgrade for EOS Rebel owners who want more control, an articulated LCD, wireless flash, a more substantial body, and high-quality video capture.
Sony's first translucent-mirror camera offers impressive continuous-autofocus capabilities, an amazing burst mode, and excellent image quality to go with its smaller size. The major trade-off: no through-the-lens optical viewfinder.
Rated: Apr 29, 2011 8:50 AM
The Canon EOS Rebel T3i, with an 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS optional kit lens, is a complete picture-taking and moviemaking machine.
Rated: May 10, 2011 3:30 PM
The D7000 is an excellent midrange digital SLR from Nikon that has a full complement of advanced and automatic features.
Rated: Jul 13, 2010 8:30 AM
Sony's first interchangeable-lens compact camera, the NEX-5 offers image and video quality on a par with a DSLR and has unique modes that go beyond anything else in its class. The only thing missing is a built-in flash.
If you want video capability, the A580 has it--but as with all SLRs, you should be aware of the limitations before you commit to this camera for its video functions. The Alpha A580 is, first and foremost, a great still camera.
Rated: Jun 15, 2011 3:35 PM
The latest addition to Nikon’s expansive DSLR line, the 16-megapixel D5100 fits neatly between the entry-level D3100 and the more sophisticated D7000.
Rated: Jul 27, 2010 11:50 AM
Canon's incremental refinements to this Rebel add up to both improved image quality and movie recording that is a notable step forward.