Nikon DSLRs and NIKKOR lenses are ideal for shooting cinematic-quality videos. Nikon image sensors are designed to produce high quality images.
Nikon DSLRs deliver increased agility and improved handling for both photographers and videographers. Some Nikon DSLRs are also able to shoot up to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160, 30p), while most Nikon DSLRs can shoot up to Full HD (1920 x 1080, 60p). By shooting at higher frame rates, you can produce beautiful and smooth videos.
To create a compelling video, it is vital to think about the story that you are trying to tell. By shooting from different angles, you will be able to direct the focus of your viewers in an interesting way. Some Nikon DSLRs, like the D5500 which has a vari-angle LCD monitor, and the D750 which has a tilting LCD monitor, will allow you to capture unique perspectives with ease.
One of the biggest advantages of shooting videos with a Nikon DSLR is the wide range of NIKKOR lenses to choose from. Using a prime lens, such as the AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED or the AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G, allows you to achieve a shallow depth of field and crisp detail even in low-light conditions. Zoom lenses, such as the AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR or the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, allow you to shoot from various focal lengths, so you do not have to stop shooting to change lenses.
To capture high quality audio, simply attach the ME-1 stereo microphone to your DSLR. The ME-1 lets you capture audio in true stereo. Alternatively, you can also connect your Nikon camera with the ME-W1, a Bluetooth wireless microphone that can capture clear sounds even from a distance. You can even connect the ME-1 stereo microphone to record audio in stereo.
With many advanced features, Nikon’s DSLR cameras are the perfect platform for bringing your digital videos to life.