Does Cinema EOS mark the end of high spec Canon DSLR video?

Learning 5D Mark III raw video
The 5D Mark III

If Canon announced that they were withdrawing from the enthusiast stills camera market, you’d be surprised. It’s a pretty big market. But withdraw from the enthusiast video market they almost certainly have at the moment, whether they meant to do or not.

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Nikon D750 features “flippy screen” technology (and we’re supposed to be excited about that?)

The headline features of this camera are a hinge behind the screen and WiFi.

It is really sad not to see something more exciting from Canon and Nikon to avert a dramatic year-on-year decline in DSLR sales.

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Pictured: Venerable 5D Mark II used on new Mad Max movie

5D Mark II - Mad Max Fury Road

The old 5D Mark II has had an outing on the long-delayed new Mad Max movie as a “semi-disposable stunt camera”. The DSLR was chosen as a proven work-horse crash-cam despite being released way back in 2008. Principal photography for the film completed in December 2012 but ended way over budget and recently underwent various re-shoots, pushing the release date from 2013 to May 2015.

The 5D Mark II is a very old model by 2014 standards but I’m actually not surprised it still gets some very nice work in the film industry. I’m working on updating my 5D Mark III raw shooter’s guide with the intent to provide a version for 5D Mark II users and in the process discovered something very interesting about how the models compare… More on that in a moment.

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Evolving Sony A7S Review (Part 1)

I’ve had the A7S for over a week now and can share my initial thoughts, even some firm conclusions. Here’s one I’ve come to already – the Sony A7S is the best consumer camera Sony have ever made.

For $2500 the video performance of the A7S sits between the FS700 ($8000) and F5 ($17,000) yet the full frame sensor lends more character and allows for groundbreaking low light performance.

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Panasonic GH4 4K Production Diary – Day 3 – EOSHD Shootout

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Nerd alert!

I’m afraid it’s time to put the creative urges to one side and get down to the nitty gritty. Just exactly how does the GH4’s image stack up against the competition?

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