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Least Expensive 24p Digital Camera
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3 The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3 is the least expensive 24p HD capable digital cameras we've seen at $125.21.

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

Nikon D610
Nikon D610
from $1,897
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
2,980 ISO
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
94.0
Color depth Great color depth Help
25.1 bits

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Nikon D4s
Nikon D4s
from $6,497
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
3,074 ISO
Battery life Great battery life Help
3020 shots
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
89.0

Learn more about the Nikon D4s

Nikon D810
Nikon D810
from $3,297
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
2,853 ISO
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
97.0
True resolution High true resolution Help
36.2 MP

Learn more about the Nikon D810

Pentax K-3
Pentax K-3
from $988
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
1,216 ISO
Cross type focus points Many cross-type focus points Help
25
Screen size Large screen Help
3.2"

Learn more about the Pentax K-3

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Best Digicams that Shoot 24p

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
from $798
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/1.8
True resolution High true resolution Help
20 MP
Sensor size Large sensor Help
Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
from $573
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/1.8
True resolution High true resolution Help
20 MP
Sensor size Large sensor Help
Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

Learn more about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
from $379
Zoom Great zoom Help
50x
Supports 24p 24p movies Help
For that film look
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies

Learn more about the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
from $998
True resolution High true resolution Help
20 MP
Sensor size Large sensor Help
Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
69.0

Learn more about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

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Discussion

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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!