Im heading off to do a season in Chamonix this season and Im going to be working as a photographer/videographer. I've just sold all my old gear to upgrade to new stuff before leaving and I have a few choices so was looking for some advice.
Nikon D300 DSLR for stills
Canon Legria HF s10 for video
Nikon D300s DSLR for both
It seems that choice two would save me £900 but I have concerns about using a DSLR for video. I've never used one for video so Im not sure how they are, I know they are limited to 3-5minute clips but that's not a huge problem. Will they have a reduction in quality? It will mean I get to use my Nikkor lenses which is good. I know this won't seem like a concern but I'll be whoring myself out to the rich so will having seperate gear for photo and video appear more professonal I wonder? Would the canon be more rugged and shooting off piste and followcams etc?
I don't reallly know much about shooting with DSLR's but I guess with some money saved I could buy a video grip for it. How is the manual focus for things like follow cams?
It needs to be solid state for turn around and an the Canon video seems the best choice there (if a bit expensive), unless anyone has another suggestion.