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Everyone has different preferences, and we hope our frank reviews will make your decision easier. First, we will take a look at the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital SLR for Music Videos. Meet the EOS 5D Mark IV. This full frame digital camera is built upon the powerful legacy of the 5D series. It offers amazing image refinement, performance, and versatility. It’s a great option for photographers as well as creative videographers. This is a camera that delivers power and brilliance because after all, an image is really worth 1,000 words.
The second product we will be examining in this comparison is the Nikon D3300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with AF-S DX NIKKOR Zoom Lens. This lightweight, the compact camera weighs in at 14.5 oz so it is small, but oh so powerful. Its compact size and light body make it fun and easy to capture photographs or record 1080p full HD video. It captures details as sharp as a tack, produces vibrant colors, and softly blurs the background, all so you can create stunning, amateur music videos.
The superb image quality is achieved with Canon’s all-new 30.4 Megapixel full-frame sensor, and it captures highly-detailed video with ease. Focus accuracy has been improved with a refined 61-point AF system and Canon’s revolutionary Dual Pixel CMOS AF for quick, smooth AF for both video and Live View shooting. Fast operation is enhanced with Canon’s DIGIC 6+ Image Processor, which provides continuous shooting at up to 7.0 fps (note that this depends on shutter speed, aperture, lens being used etc.)
The included zoom lens opens up you shooting possibilities so you can get macro shots that are crisp and accurate. Your music videos will be smooth and in ultra-sharp HD that you can playback on your HDTV or upload to video sites. You can even apply those fun special effects for more creativity! Like all DSLR cameras, the D3300 has an optical viewfinder that gives you a true view through the lens of the camera—and what a view it is!
|HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON|
|Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital SLR for Music Videos||Nikon D3300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with AF-S DX NIKKOR Zoom Lens|
| + 30.4 MP full-frame CMOS sensor for versatile shooting|
+ Up to 7.0 frames per second continuous shooting speed
+ 61-point AF system with 41 cross-points for expanded vertical coverage
| + 24.2 Megapixel DX-format CMOS Image Sensor|
+ 18-55mm VR Image Stabilization Lens
+ 1080p Full HD video with sound
+ WiFi connectivity to share photos easily
|WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT|
|The combination of Canon quality features such as 30.4-megapixel full-frame senor, continuous shooting speed, and 4k video recording at 30p or 24p make this an excellent option for new and/or creative videographers. You can use it to take still shots just as easily as you can create video, which means you’re getting a variety of uses out of this camera. The touch-screen LCD monitor makes switching things up a breeze and right at your fingertips, so you can continue shooting as your set and scenery changes.||This is a brilliant option for amateur videographers because it has several features such as the 224.2-megapixel image sensor and 1080p full hd video capability, produces ultra-sharp and smooth video, and even comes with a zoom lens, all at a reasonable price. We love that it’s tiny and lightweight making it just as convenient to carry around and hold as a smartphone but will produce much higher photos and videos. And finally, it can be used right out of the box - you don’t need to purchase extra lenses or accessories to use it with ease.|
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