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Canon: – 1D Mark IV; 5D Mark II; 7D; 60D; Rebel T3i; Rebel T2i; Rebel T3; Rebel T1i

Nikon: – D3s; D300s; D7000; D90; D5000; D3100

• Olympus: – E-5

Pentax: – K-5; K-7; K-r; K-x

Sony: – α580; α560; α55; α33


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Sensor

Frame Rate

Tracking Autofocus

Manual

No/Yes

30

18 MP (DX)

Yes/Yes

Multi

14 MP (DX)

Yes/No

Multi

Model

MSRP

Canon Rebel T3

$599 Kit

12 MP (DX)

Canon Rebel T3i

$799 Body

Sony α560

$649 Body

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1080/720

Ext. Mic.

Sound

No

No

No

No

An entry level HDSLR without manual control in movie mode and full HD. Has in-camera guide.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

A good choice for the enthusiast or the budding filmmaker. The T3i has Full HD and manual control.

No

Yes

No

Yes

Announced in fall of 2010 but delayed for sale until 2011. No 720 option, but does include 1440 option.

Video Control

Level Adjust

Swivel LCD

Comments


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Model

MSRP

Sensor

Canon 60D

$1099 Body

18 MP (DX)

Nikon D7000

$1199 Body

Nikon D3100

1080/720

Frame Rate

Tracking Autofocus

Manual

Ext. Mic.

Sound

Yes/Yes

Multi

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Adjustable sound level control; 7X zoom mode in SD possible.

16 MP (DX)

Yes/Yes

Multi

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Environmental seals; Dual memory cards.

$699 Kit

14 MP (DX)

Yes/Yes

Multi

Yes

Guide mode for users new to HDSLRs.

Olympus E-5

$1699 Body

12 MP (DX)

No/Yes

Fixed

Yes

Yes

Yes

Extensive filter choices available during video. In-body stabilization.

Panasonic GH 2

$999 Kit

16 MP µ4:3

Yes/Yes

Multi

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Touch screen focus pulling possible; Step-less aperture zoom available.

Pentax K-5

$1599 Body

16 MP (DX)

Yes/Yes

Multi

Yes

1080 @ 25 FPS only; Weather sealed; in-body stabilization.

Pentax K-r

$799 Body

12 MP (DX)

No/Yes

Fixed (25 FPS)

Sony SLT-α 33

$649 Body

14 MP (DX)

Yes/—

Fixed

Yes

Yes

Yes

stereo internal mic; Dual media card slot. In-body stabilization

Sony SLT-α 55

$749 Body

16 MP (DX)

Yes/—

Fixed

Yes

Yes

Yes

Adds GPS tagging to above. Offers 1440 x 1080 but no 720 option.

Sony Alpha α 580

$799 Body

16 MP (DX)

Yes/—

Fixed

Yes

Yes

In-body stabilization. Offers 1440 x 1080 but no 720 option.

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Video Control

Level Adjust

Swivel LCD

Comments

In-body stabilization.


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Olympus – E-P2 – E-PL2 – E-PL1

• Panasonic – – – –

GH2 G2 GF2 GF1

Samsung – NX 100

Sony – NEX-3 – NEX-5


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Interchangeable Lens — Mirror-less (ILML) Cameras MSRP

Sensor

1080/720

Format

Frame Rate(s)*

Tracking Autofocus

Manual Control

Ext. Mic.

Swivel LCD

Olympus E-PL2 (µ4/3)

$599 kit

12 MP

No/Yes

Motion JPEG

30

Yes

Yes

Yes**

No

A wonderfully capable camera. Kit lens has been optimized for near silent AF while recording video.

Olympus E-P2 (µ4/3)

$699 Body

12 MP

Yes/Yes

Motion JPEG

30

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Flagship of the Pen line, but in some respects has been eclipsed by the newer, less expensive E-PL2

Panasonic GH2 (µ4/3)

$899 Body

16 mp

Yes/Yes

AVCHD/ Motion JPEG

30/24

Yes

Yes

Yes***

Yes

The gold standard for ILML/HDSLR cameras. Longer continuous recording time than HDSLRs.

Panasonic G2 (µ4/3)

$599 Kit

12

No/Yes

AVCHD Lite/ Motion JPEG

60/30

Yes

no

Yes

Yes

First on the Panasonics' to have a touch screen. Video and controls not as robust as GH2.

Panasonic GF2 (µ4/3)

$499 Body

12

Yes/Yes

AVCHD/ Motion JPEG

30

Yes

Yes

-

No

Recently added to the GF range. Same sensor as GF1, and adds touch screen controls

Samsung NX100 (DX)

$499 Kit

14

No/Yes

MP 4

30

Yes

Yes

No

No

Samsung recently announced five new lenses to be added in 2011

Sony NEX-3 (DX)

$599 Kit

14

No/Yes

MP 4

30

Yes

no

Yes

Yes

The smallest of the ILML cameras. The price shown reflects the 18-55 mm lens kit.

Sony NEX-5 (DX)

$699 Kit

14

Yes/Yes

AVCHD/ MP 4

60/30

Yes

no

Yes

Yes

The NEX 5 can record in full HD, but lacks manual control while shooting video.

Model

Comments

** external mic connects via hot shoe port; *** uses a mic with a 2.5 mm plug instead of usual mini plug found on most HDSLRs

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