Sony Alpha A58M + 18-140mm or Canon t5i/700D + ef-s 18-55 & 55-250mm

Akash_38

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Hi buddies, I'm extremely confused which camera I should buy. I'm confused between Sony A58M 18-135mm lens or canon 700d with two normal lens. This will be my first DSLR I'm more inclined towards Sony A58M because it has in-body focus motor & In-built stabilization, faster autofocus my main purpose of camera is shooting videos for YouTube . Please help me which one should I buy? Or should I think about Nikon d5300 but I'm scared because Nikon d5300 Hunts focus & makes huge noise when focusing I know it's best for still photography but my main purpose is Video shooting. Please Help me
 

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Don't worry about the focus motor, both Canon and Sony do just fine in this area for casual photography and home-use video.
Also Nikon cameras do not make noise while focusing. You must have heard a d5300 being used with a defective lens.

How long are the videos you plan on making? Are they the typical VLOG style?

If they are vlog style, you don't want auto-focus. It will cause any camera to hunt in and out of focus during the shoot. if it is not vlog style, but more action and such, you should get a more action oriented camera than the ones you are considering If you want to be able to do a single take of over 30 minutes you need to either get an actual video camera or get a Panasonic GH series camera..

I have shot the Sony mount, Canon mount and Nikon mount. I prefer the Nikon. If I were to try to make an "artistic" or particularly high quality video, I would use one of my Nikon full-frame cameras. If I were to make a mid-tier video (decent quality) I would use my Panasonic GH camera. For casual video or video in poor weather I typically will use a Sony rx10. The Sony is not a DSLR, it is not capable of as thin depth of field and lacks the special types of dynamic range that larger sensor cameras can produce. But it has a decent size sensor (1") and a very good lens (24-200mm f/2.8 constant aperture).
I use the GH3 to record all sorts of events (concerts, etc). it is weather sealed and if I used one of my weather sealed lenses it is fine in the rain. However for sporting events I typically use the rx10 for video. I live in the Seattle area where poor-weather is nearly a given and with the rx10 I never have to change lenses. For still images (including sports, events, etc) I mainly use my Nikon d750.
 

bjornl

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Don't worry about the focus motor, both Canon and Sony do just fine in this area for casual photography and home-use video.
Also Nikon cameras do not make noise while focusing. You must have heard a d5300 being used with a defective lens.

How long are the videos you plan on making? Are they the typical VLOG style?

If they are vlog style, you don't want auto-focus. It will cause any camera to hunt in and out of focus during the shoot. if it is not vlog style, but more action and such, you should get a more action oriented camera than the ones you are considering If you want to be able to do a single take of over 30 minutes you need to either get an actual video camera or get a Panasonic GH series camera..

I have shot the Sony mount, Canon mount and Nikon mount. I prefer the Nikon. If I were to try to make an "artistic" or particularly high quality video, I would use one of my Nikon full-frame cameras. If I were to make a mid-tier video (decent quality) I would use my Panasonic GH camera. For casual video or video in poor weather I typically will use a Sony rx10. The Sony is not a DSLR, it is not capable of as thin depth of field and lacks the special types of dynamic range that larger sensor cameras can produce. But it has a decent size sensor (1") and a very good lens (24-200mm f/2.8 constant aperture).
I use the GH3 to record all sorts of events (concerts, etc). it is weather sealed and if I used one of my weather sealed lenses it is fine in the rain. However for sporting events I typically use the rx10 for video. I live in the Seattle area where poor-weather is nearly a given and with the rx10 I never have to change lenses. For still images (including sports, events, etc) I mainly use my Nikon d750.
 
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