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This weekly course covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moiré. Authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman will also help you understand the impacts of compression and the difference between cropped (or micro 4/3rds) and full-sized sensors in cameras, and much more. This continual FAQ guide is a handy way to find the answers to the questions that plague you the most.
Male 1: I'm not the right one for this next movie, because I've been a Nikon shooter for a long time. Which means that all of those little idiosyncrasies that are unique to Nikon, I'm used to. Like, I just accept it as part of the normal thing. Rob, you are a mostly Canon shooter. Male 2: Yeah. Male 1: You look at this camera, you know, I, I, I heard words from you. I was shocked, I was like, you actually seriously asked me, should I buy this? I was like, wow, that must mean that like, they finally at least have enough specs. Male 2: Yeah. Male 1: That he's considering it. Male 2: Yeah, no, it's, it's really interesting, Rich, because I mean, like on paper as I mentioned, this camera is really compelling for a lot of reasons.
And for me, the thing that, it just takes some getting used to with some of the Nikon nomenclature, alright. I don't want to say that's a downside, but. And a little confusing to me FX, DX, you know, VR verses all the terms I'm familiar with. But those are not really the downsides I want to sort of mention. They're, to me there's a couple things that like any camera, are not perfect. And I just want to sort of point that out so you can make a balanced decision. The first one to me, that's interesting is that, unlike the Cannon 60, some of the connectivity options are not available on the D600 as built in.
What I mean by that is specifically GPS and WiFi capability. Male 1: Now in defense, the addition of that on the 60, like they weren't even in the 5D Mark 3. So this was really Male 2: a groundbreaking step for the 60M. Male 1: Yeah. I think it was really Canon going like, oh wow, we need to do something to differentiate this camera. Let's make it built in. So, so that was exciting. The flip side of that, though, is that you do have, while you usually hate the pop-up flash, useful for triggering strobes at a studio. Male 2: No, and it, it's totally nice. In a, you know, in a pinch, you can often, you know, you go to the the built-in flash just for a quick fill or something like that.
It is not going to give you the greatest light but something is available for you as well. So, the GPS, the WiFi available as an add in adapter, it is just a little pricey to get there. The other thing that is a little bit of a down side to me on this particular body. And this is just a total personal preference, but I suggest that you definitely check it out, is the grip on this camera is not very deep. And when I go to hold the Nikon body here, it doesn't feel as solid. Now, I know that's a minor gripe, but to me. Male 1: And I want to, I want to do a test. Hold up your hand for a second. Male 2: I have little baby hands, yes. Male 1: I, you see this is weird to me.
Male 2: Male 1: My fingers are deep, it doesn't feel weird to me but I think it's, I think it's from what you're used to. You're used to. Male 2: Sure. Male 1: A Canon and you're right. Canons are a little deeper here. Male 2: Yep. Male 1: You know, it is a nice ruggedized body. It's not as weather-proof as the higher models. Male 2: Yeah. Male 1: But, but that is valid. It does feel a little strange. Male 2: And, and to me one of the main goals of the camera in this sort of model in the range is that it can really be used like a running gun camera. Like literally. Running and, you know, trying to shoot something as you're running and. Male 1: Without the dropping portion. Male 2: Right, without the dropping portion. And, to me, that's just something that you should check out on your own, just to see how comfortable that grip feels.
Male 1: And I would say that with any camera. If the camera doesn't feel good in your hands, you're not going to shoot with it, so. Go to your local big box retailer or visit a camera store. At least try it. There's something to be said for going into a real camera store and getting a feel for the camera before you, you order it. Male 2: True. And now the last thing, minor gripe here, and we've talked about it in previous episodes when we talked about the Canon 60, is the Nikon menu system. I will admit that I'm used to the Canon menu systems. However, I will say that, I'm not one that needs to read the manual very often.
And when I got this camera in my hands, I was reading the manual page by page, word by word because those manuals are very deep. Now with that said, there's a lot of customization that can go on. But I didn't find it as intuitive and as easy to get up and running with some of the options that I wanted. Say versus the Cannon. Male 1: I would say that that's a fair criticism, you know. The snarky side would be like, well you just don't want that much power. You want to have that camera baby you. But no, it is a different approach to menu system. In fact, when we come back, I'll give you a quick walk through of the major highlights.
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