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Least Expensive 24p Digital Camera
Placeholder The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 is the least expensive 24p HD capable digital cameras we've seen at $338.00.

24p refers to 24 frames per second. This is highly sought after by video enthusiasts as it helps get that film-look since films are traditionally shot at 24 frames per second. It is often touted as a affordable alternative to shooting film. There are now many digital cameras capable of shooting 24p at both 720p and 1080p full HD. 24p frame rates are the most flexible for converting to other common frame rates (creating DVDs, NTSC TV broadcast and native display on HDTVs).

Advantages of 24p Video

  • For a given bit rate more space is available per frame improving quality
  • Film look is much more aesthetically pleasing
  • Converts well to other formats and can be displayed natively on HDTVs
  • Can be recorded natively to DVDs
  • Post frame-by-frame animating/keying/painting/etc is less expensive with less frames

Disadvantages of 24p Video

  • Does not handle motion as well as faster frame rates - camera panning and subject movement must be considered and coordinated.
  • The film look is not favored by news outlets who prefer a video/reality look that they feel provides more realism.
  • Requires newer video editing software as older software was not setup for 24p.

24p Example

24p Video shot on a Canon 5dMkII.


Best DSLRs that Shoot 24p

These are some of the best SLRs that shoot 24p HD video

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Nikon D5
from $6,497
Movie format Shoots UHD movies Help
UHD @ 30fps
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
2,359k dots
Light sensitivity High ISO Help
3,280,000 ISO

Learn more about the Nikon D5

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Nikon D5600
from $647
Screen size Large screen Help
3.2"
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies

Learn more about the Nikon D5600

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Pentax K-1
from $1,897
True resolution High true resolution Help
36.2 MP
Screen size Large screen Help
3.2"
Sensor size Large sensor Help
Full frame 35.9x24mm

Learn more about the Pentax K-1

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Canon EOS 80D
from $1,099
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons
Focus points Many focus points Help
45
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies

Learn more about the Canon EOS 80D

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Best Digicams that Shoot 24p

The following are the best digicams that shoot 24p HD video

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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
from $679
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/1.8
Supports 24p 24p movies Help
For that film look
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
71.0

Learn more about the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
from $1,298
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
120 fps
Movie format Shoots UHD movies Help
UHD @ 30fps
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

Learn more about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
from $338
Zoom Great zoom Help
30x
Battery life Great battery life Help
390 shots
Supports 24p 24p movies Help
For that film look

Learn more about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

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Avatar for brolly321 brolly321 (0:23 PM, October 22, 2013)
beautiful
 
Enes_ulutas (2:00 AM, April 14, 2011)
wow amazing video
 
Boak Edogawa (4:04 AM, January 06, 2011)
Great!