The question has arisen as to whether Sony with in-camera stabilization may be better for video than say a D500. This thread will hopefully attract some actual experiences or opinions based on doing research into the topic. Thanks for all input.
If there are other suggestions using Nikon equipment, or other, this is always welcome as well.
Proper video lenses dont change focus as you zoom or have focus breathing.
Obviously Pistnbroke has done these videos a lot. And has a system that Works! However, I sure would bet that a really good photographer could do such an event with a D500. It may though not be the best, or even, second best choice. There are always going to be idiots who try to video an event who fail. This in fact is the total reason to get dialed in well before the event and know ahead what the video distances, lighting, competing camera gear, or cooperating camera gear is going to get, and a host of other details before the event. Bottom line is it can be done with a D500, and very well. Technically a still camera cannot shoot video. To discount the video capability of a D500 or a D7500 is questionable. Recently I saw an event covered by a photog with a video camera, and the video of a Nikon DSLR camera, and a video and stills shot from a quadcopter. All three produced usable video. The combination of all,three was the best final result, I myself thought the video camera results were the weakest of the three. My reaction is it sure depends on the person doing the shooting.
Finally another note, the event covered though had to be edited by my grandson since he was the ONLY person capable of that edit, and certainly the only one who could have done it fast.
That clearly means the best produce the best results. Anyone really into this topic knows editing, rendering, etc., are hard won talents. There will always be novices and faltering individuals using pretty poor set ups. I should add, we do more Sony video camera editing than anyone I personally know, and conclude D500 and the Sony video cams have good stabilization. But what MsMoto is asking about are the Sony mirrorless cameras. Our strong reaction is we have yet to see one of these cameras in serious use in the field. They are not being used as much as some think they are. There is a LOT of Sony mirrorless HYPE, it doesn't seem to bear out in places like the National and international races we are at.
Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.