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  1. I like that the reviews are video-centric. If you want photo-centric reviews, there's many other sites that do that already -- and don't review anything video related! The lack of AF autofocus sort of kills it for me. Just read about that at Ken Rockwell's site. I have a lot of AF-S lenses, but some good non-AFS too. What I really want is FX sensor, full AF support, 1080p, and no rolling shutter (and if that means shooting 60fps and decimating in an editor afterwards that's fine). I may skip the D5300 and wait for a D600 successor.
  2. I've got at least a dozen quality lenses for the Nikons. And I want the 35mm look for what's shot, not the camcorder look. What I want doesn't yet exist, but it gets closer to every generation. Yeah, the 5300 is a cheap camera (my main body is a Nikon D3s), and DSLR makers are rather slow to compared to other video camera tech. But there's some appealing things to the 5300 -- (1) the video shooting and (2) the lack of low-pass filter for shooting. If I wanted a truly better camera, I'd grab a Canon or Sony in the $5k to $15k range. But I want to cut some costs corners. Shooting video i
  3. The DSLR video camera that I've been wanting for years still does not exist -- especially from Nikon. But I think the 5300 is really close. Is it my imagination, or does 720p @ 60fps almost jello-free? (Such minimal rolling shutter that it's not even noticed?) I need to read the specs agaon for storage, burst shooting, etc. Very tempted!
  4. Then you need to post an image of the "hot pixels". Because all that I saw in the Youtube video was typical increased chroma noise from increased ISO (ie, low light). Chroma is blue/red noise in a video. It happens in both analog and digital video, and is easily filtered out. The only problem with digital video is the chroma noise generally comes attached to digital "grain" -- larger recorded pixel clusters that create splotchiness and loss of detail.
  5. No, that's not correct. What you see here is typical video chroma noise. This is nothing new -- it especially exists on VHS tapes. Digital photos has chroma noise too, as the sensor is pushed. I saw this on my D1 all the time, as anything past ISO 200 had noise like this. Try shooting a D1 at 800 ISO or more! That was terrible. This is not "hot pixels". Yes, this posts was a few months old. But I can't stand it when completely wrong video informatino like that is posted. (I'm actually looking closely at the 5300, and the 1080p 60fps looks to have almost no rolling shutter!)
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