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Old 11-30-2018, 12:49 PM   #1
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This is a VERY frequently asked question here and on YouTube. I've been wanting to create a video that addresses some of the different types of cameras and the important features to look for when selecting a camera.

Do you prefer DSLR/Mirrorless or camcorder?


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Old 11-30-2018, 01:15 PM   #2
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Great info Michael. Thanks for taking the time.
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Old 11-30-2018, 02:22 PM   #3
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Thanks for posting, I have been considering a new video camera for filming my hunts.
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Old 11-30-2018, 03:00 PM   #5
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Nice work! You got a little hung up on the articulating screen but the info throughout was really good.


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Old 11-30-2018, 03:13 PM   #6
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Great video!
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Old 11-30-2018, 03:49 PM   #7
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Good information Michael, thanks for taking the time.

Us mature folks can't handle to many buttons, so I'm in the Canon Vixia group.
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Old 12-01-2018, 09:05 AM   #8
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Nice work! You got a little hung up on the articulating screen but the info throughout was really good.


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Well I consider it an important consideration to consider!

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Old 12-01-2018, 10:06 AM   #9
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Thanks for the info Michael. My canon vixia just crapped out on me and happened when I shot my biggest buck so needless to say Iím gonna have to replace it. This helps a lot!


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Old 12-01-2018, 10:13 AM   #10
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Thank you for all the help!!
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Old 12-01-2018, 10:37 AM   #11
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Awesome info! I enjoy your productions. Thanks for the tutorial!
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Old 12-01-2018, 04:25 PM   #12
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Good video!!
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Old 12-01-2018, 04:28 PM   #13
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Thanks boss. Good info
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Old 12-01-2018, 05:12 PM   #14
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Well dang it, now I have to go buy a new camera!





Just Kidding, mine meets most of what you said. Great info, thanks for taking the time to help us newbies
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Old 12-01-2018, 09:18 PM   #15
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I read title and thought, " What the heck is the guy who is always giving advise for filming doing asking a question about which video camera to use"

Keep doling out the info, several of us can use it
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Old 12-01-2018, 09:24 PM   #16
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Good timing on the video, I've been looking for a camcorder
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Old 12-04-2018, 07:20 AM   #17
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I read title and thought, " What the heck is the guy who is always giving advise for filming doing asking a question about which video camera to use"

Keep doling out the info, several of us can use it


Click bait!

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Old 12-04-2018, 10:47 AM   #18
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Good video! I was just thinking about dabbling in videoing does blowing and stomping at me. Lotta good info.
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Good video. What else everyone using???. Thx Michael.
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Old 07-16-2019, 06:19 AM   #20
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How about Gopro for filming?
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Old 07-16-2019, 07:09 AM   #21
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How about Gopro for filming?


First camera he talks about in the video is a GoPro. Much better options but doable.


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Old 07-16-2019, 07:56 AM   #22
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IMO, a GoPro is much better suited as a secondary camera, mainly due to the wide angle of view.
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Old 07-16-2019, 08:39 AM   #23
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I missed this the first go around. I’m glad I watched because it got me fired up about wanting to film again.
Thanks for the info
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Old 07-18-2019, 11:48 PM   #24
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I missed this the first go around. Iím glad I watched because it got me fired up about wanting to film again.
Thanks for the info


Awesome! Be sure to post up your vids!


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Old 07-20-2019, 09:58 AM   #25
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Great info Michael!
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Old 07-20-2019, 07:53 PM   #26
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Thanks for the info!
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Great video! I learned more than I knew, especially on the technical areas of the camera and what to look for!
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Old 08-16-2019, 05:08 AM   #28
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Good job! Thank you!
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Old 08-29-2019, 03:27 PM   #29
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Old 08-31-2019, 03:06 PM   #30
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Old 09-01-2019, 09:31 PM   #31
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Thinking about getting the Panasonic 770. Anyone use this one?
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Old 11-02-2019, 09:44 PM   #32
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Question: I’ve used my Canon 70D to video the last few years and I like it. What I don’t like however is how noisy it is when I wake up my camera, the mirror and shutter make such a loud click that it always gets the deer attention at 15-25 yards. Am I the only one that seems to have issue with this when trying to video my hunts? I’ve been thinking of going the camcorder route just to get away from that noise, but hate bringing it and my DSLR, because I’ll still be taking stills as well.
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Old 11-02-2019, 09:51 PM   #33
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Question: Iíve used my Canon 70D to video the last few years and I like it. What I donít like however is how noisy it is when I wake up my camera, the mirror and shutter make such a loud click that it always gets the deer attention at 15-25 yards. Am I the only one that seems to have issue with this when trying to video my hunts? Iíve been thinking of going the camcorder route just to get away from that noise, but hate bringing it and my DSLR, because Iíll still be taking stills as well.
I set my camera to never power off in the settings. You'll need plenty of juice for it to set there running for an entire hunt, but it won't require that slapping noise from the mirror on power up.

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Old 11-02-2019, 10:26 PM   #34
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I set my camera to never power off in the settings. You'll need plenty of juice for it to set there running for an entire hunt, but it won't require that slapping noise from the mirror on power up.

I adjusted it but I didnít turn it all the way off. Santa may just need to bring me a few more batteries! Thanks for the recommendation!
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Old 11-02-2019, 10:27 PM   #35
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Good info. Thanks. I wondered what those cameras I see in videos are. Now I know. I've never been that interested in filming but now that I'm (very) old, and my youngest is hunting with me, I'm thinking about it.
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Old 11-02-2019, 10:41 PM   #36
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I adjusted it but I didn’t turn it all the way off. Santa may just need to bring me a few more batteries! Thanks for the recommendation!
Or a battery grip. That's a great way to get extra life. 2 batteries on board. Don't spend the money on the Canon brand. The off brands are just as good at a fraction of the cost.

STK (Sterlingtek) batteries are a great deal too. I've owned many off brand batteries for Canon cameras over the years (20D, 50D, 7D, 5DIII) and they are just as good as the expensive Canon versions.
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Old 11-02-2019, 10:52 PM   #37
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Or a battery grip. That's a great way to get extra life. 2 batteries on board. Don't spend the money on the Canon brand. The off brands are just as good at a fraction of the cost.

STK (Sterlingtek) batteries are a great deal too. I've owned many off brand batteries for Canon cameras over the years (20D, 50D, 7D, 5DIII) and they are just as good as the expensive Canon versions.
Thank you sir! I have one knockoff that doesnít last as long as my Canon brand, but at a fraction of the cost I guess it doesnít really matter.
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I set my camera to never power off in the settings. You'll need plenty of juice for it to set there running for an entire hunt, but it won't require that slapping noise from the mirror on power up.


Great advice. I also have issues with my camera making the clicking sound, I'm going to try this.
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Old 11-04-2019, 12:34 PM   #39
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Great advice. I also have issues with my camera making the clicking sound, I'm going to try this.
I had issues with this and I believe it "cost" me several years ago on a buck called "Dagger." I shot him when he was alert after the "click" (on and off) and I backstrapped him. Poor execution on my part, of course.


Casey's remedy worked for the Canon, although I no longer have the issue with my mirrorless.
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Old 11-05-2019, 08:10 PM   #40
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I’ve been using my GoPro for reverse angle shots and I really like my new LUMIX for zooming shots.
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Great info

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This is a VERY frequently asked question here and on YouTube. I've been wanting to create a video that addresses some of the different types of cameras and the important features to look for when selecting a camera.

Do you prefer DSLR/Mirrorless or camcorder?


Best Camera to (Self) Film Your Hunt? - YouTube
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Old 02-04-2020, 03:34 PM   #42
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Old 02-06-2020, 06:09 AM   #43
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we use go pros mounted on a pole or at the end of a bow
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Old 02-12-2020, 09:56 AM   #44
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we use go pros mounted on a pole or at the end of a bow
https://www.nola-bowfishing.com/charter.html
For bowFISHING, my recommendations would probably change.
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Old 02-15-2020, 08:45 PM   #45
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Great information, bringing up from a while ago. Looking into offering filming service for hunts. Brainstorming ideas
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Old 02-25-2020, 01:36 PM   #46
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Very informative video Michael, thank you for sharing!!!
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