dvcrn Posted October 4, 2016 Share Posted October 4, 2016 10 hours ago, jasonmillard81 said: My question about getting a single DSLR is how do you get decent sound without needing a rig of some sort, which for an amateur like me is not wanted at all. I want to plug a mic into my camera and capture audio that is of acceptable quality to the majority of viewers, I'm not doing narrative work where I want to make a movie but basic interviews etc. That's also one of the reasons why I got the 80D ? I made the mistake to not think about preamps and bought a EM5II first which is so damn noisy that I flat out don't want to use it with any microphone. The 80D + Rode Videomic Pro combo on the other hand works really good when set up with the +20DB option. Crisp audio, no syncing, happy user. Alternatively, since I wasted a lot of time on researching this stuff, get the Shure Lenshopper vp83f. Similar to the RODE but has a built in flash recorder. You will have to sync in post but you will never run into problems with shitty camera preamps. Just clip it on the hotshoe, hit record and you're good. Dual Pixel AF and good preamps were for me the main trigger to get that camera. But from what you posted in your price range I would be very surprised if any of the cameras you mentioned have shitty preamps. 3 hours ago, estarkey7 said: Some f/.95 SLR Magic or Voigtlander's might do you a fair it of good with the GH4, or upcoming GH5. If the GH5 has a stop better noise performance, will these ultra fast lens fit the bill for you? These lenses are pure joy and a high recommendation from me as well. They are so well built, I think I could use it as self defense weapon if someone were to attack me. Especially the new 10.5mm F0.95 is a big reason why I hope MFT will stick around and the coming generation of flagships be good, just so I have a excuse to buy that lens. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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