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Old Aug 9, 2013, 10:30 AM   #1
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Default Canon T3i vs Panasonic fz200

Looking to spend $500-600 range which of these two would be better? Video is my main thing, looks like the Panasonic specs have a 1 up on the canon in that regard? Or should I be looking at something else in that price range?
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Old Aug 9, 2013, 10:39 AM   #2
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Default Online reviews of the two cameras


Here's a review of the fz200 by dpreview. The 11th section the author addresses the movie function.


Here's the same for the Canon.

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Old Aug 9, 2013, 11:13 AM   #3
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I'd say that, for Video, the T4i or T5i would be a better choice, but between the two you listed, I'd go with the FZ200 because of the greater constant zoom range.
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Old Aug 9, 2013, 11:24 AM   #4
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Much depends on what type of movies you'd be shooting- but for general use,the FZ200 would be my choice- by some distance.
DSLR's are capable of shooting very good movies,but it requires more effort and knowledge- and is very much governed by the lens you're using.
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Old Aug 10, 2013, 10:04 PM   #5
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one thing you might consider is the zoom. if you want to shoot video past 55mm, you'll need to buy another lens if you go with the T3i.
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