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Upgrading from DSLR – How I got way more work and what to look for in a Camera (feat. Canon C100)


When Why and How to upgrade from a DSLR (Canon t3i for me) and which camera to pick… Or at least how to KNOW which camera to pick. Personally, for me, the Canon c100 fit very well into my work but you need to TRY ONE OUT before you buy and actually work with it, see how it fits the work you do in a day and what drawbacks it gives you.

Here is some test footage I used from this video
Canon C100 Daylight:

Canon C100 Lowlight:

HERE are my fantastic training videos/ebook on DSLR video production for as little money possible and how to avoid all the mistakes I made for years:


Here is the Video I made outlining the reasons and benefits


The benefits of the DSLR like a Canon t3i are no longer exclusive, but the drawbacks are:

  • Poor/Useless Audio
  • Attachements for every new function
  • Lack of On-Board, easy to adjust buttons
  • Small screen – difficult to grab focus with
  • Difficult to adjust when using Prime Lenses, changing lenses mid-shoot
  • Battery Life
  • Recording Limits (you can’t film live shows, concerts, speeches, conferences, etc. because of 12 minute limit)
  • Networks have standards, want a camera that has more videographer approach, easier for run & gun, better build
  • Just the perception alone that a client will pay you less/won’t take you seriously and causes you to lose work (whether you know better or not)

I still LOVE the t3i and I even make a set of how-to videos/ebook on all my secrets for getting the most out of it and mistakes I made (… But once you are done learning from the camera and want to move up to something bigger, stronger and more professional, you should rent a camera you are interested in, TRY it out and see how it fits your workflow and what you need it for, and if it gives you want you want AFTER ACTUALLY WORKING WITH IT FIRST, then invest the money. You’ll be happy you did

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