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hazmat777
10-30-2014, 12:58 PM
I'm a big fan of Nikon cameras and have had several. But the news and attention to what is going on in their own company is disturbing.

http://www.dslrbodies.com/newsviews/nikons-annual-report.html

Sensei
10-30-2014, 01:05 PM
People have now cameras in mobile phones. One thing to carry less.
Phones that instantly are sending photos to the Internet.
Hard to beat for ordinary people, even though quality of image is much worser.

Which models do you have?

I am looking for camera that's making Full HD video in good quality, and as long as possible, with DivX/AVI preferably not just MOV..

hazmat777
10-30-2014, 01:30 PM
People have now cameras in mobile phones. One thing to carry less.
Phones that instantly are sending photos to the Internet.
Hard to beat for ordinary people, even though quality of image is much worser.

Which models do you have?

I am looking for camera that's making Full HD video in good quality, and as long as possible, with DivX/AVI preferably not just MOV..

Well, I don't think I have what you are looking for, as mine are all older film-based bodies. N6006 was my first one back in the 1990's, an F3 and an F100 I bought used within the past few years.

hazmat777
10-30-2014, 01:39 PM
If you have the cash, I'd keep an eye on the http://www.dpreview.com/previews/canon-eos-7d-mark-ii

It does MP4's and MOV's not sure if that would work for you or not.

m.d.
10-30-2014, 02:49 PM
There is no professional cams that shoot AVI....it's not the container that matters, but the codec.

I would look at the new 4k Samsung, with h265 codec, or the Sony A7s with super high bitrate and excellent low light and full frame sensor (because of short flange focal length you can use almost any lens on the Sony with adapters)

I own a 7dmkI and am disgusted by it....it sits on my shelf alone and unloved. The mkII is barely an improvement.....not a big fan of APS-C sensors