They say the best camera is the one you have, which begs the question; which one do you have?
If you are looking to capture moments, take professional stills and video, then a DSLR is the camera of choice. DSLRs have gotten much hype over the last few years and for good reason. While most cinematographers were confined to purchasing expensive analog video cameras in earlier years, a lot of these professionals have turned to the now readily available and portable digital alternatives that offer the same, and sometimes, better quality, than their predecessors.
Over the last few days, I have been doing a little shopping and research here as I look for a portable and cheap alternative to creating multimedia for my content.. Despite the proliferation of DSLRs, I was able to zero down to basically two makes that offer a run for your money while offering the quality you are accustomed to on the web; the Nikon and the Canon models.
Depending on how deep wanna go in your pocket, Nikons and Canons offer a variety of digital SLRs that I believe deliver just what is needed for freelance work.