Which camera should I get?!

Sportlover88

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hello!

I am an action sports videographer and I also do stills sometimes. I'm looking to upgrade from just using a bunch of go pro hero 3's to a good Canon. I'm leaning towards the Canon T4i or 7D. I'll probably just going to get a used or refurbished one and a couple lenses. What camera would you recommend?
What camera, maybe even neither Canon's, do you think would be best around the same price for filming/capturing extreme sports?

Thanks,
Cassy Grace
 

rocklikestone

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I use a Nikon D7100 and Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5~5.6 for air shows, or a Nikon AF 80-200mm f/2.8 for closer aircraft or all around fast action/sports photography.

For birds, I use a Nikon V1, with FT-1 adapter and the Nikon 70-300mm lens described above. I used to use a Tokina 80-400mm f/4.5~5.6 with a DSLR for birds, but the Nikon V1 gives better long distance results.

 

Christiaan Lourens

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Kay for the love of god don't ever comment on a photography related topic again unless the person is talking about happy snappy photos...

Canon 7D or Nikon D700 are my recommendations (anything else and I wouldn't recommend the D700 as I have my favourites and the D800 is mine but for sports there is no denying it's capabilities)

As for 7D vs D700 - clear win go Canon (this coming from a guy who shoot Nikon)
 

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For sports photography? NO WAY! Maybe in a few years mirrorless will be able to keep up with a dedicated phase detection system, but for now it's not even comparable to the 7D which is almost 5 years old!
 

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I use a Nikon D7100 and Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5~5.6 for air shows, or a Nikon AF 80-200mm f/2.8 for closer aircraft or all around fast action/sports photography.

For birds, I use a Nikon V1, with FT-1 adapter and the Nikon 70-300mm lens described above. I used to use a Tokina 80-400mm f/4.5~5.6 with a DSLR for birds, but the Nikon V1 gives better long distance results.

 
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