DPReview has released their Canon EOS R5 and R6 test of overheating, using the final production models. Technical editor Richard Butler remarks “Lack of dependability makes them a poor choice for much professional video work”.
Will Smith said recently that racism isn’t increasing – the difference is that it’s being photographed and filmed – brought out into the open. Now we realise just how much of it there is. If it wasn’t for the filming of George Floyd’s death it may never have come to light. I have not seen many camera websites speak up for George Floyd – but I do know of one which is apparently censoring a forum member’s photos of the protests.
I wrote for DPReview for a few years contributing video advice and where it was a talking point as on the 5D Mark III and Panasonic GH4, I wrote that part of the review.
DPReview was for me the original trusted authority on digital cameras and it was an honour to work for them but I am really sad at what the site has turned into today.
This is probably the most revealing interview I can remember with a Canon exec. Barney Britton and Rishi Sanyal at DPR have asked not just tough questions, but the right questions!
Canon imply a small GH4-like 4K camera is “under consideration” and they want to satisfy demand from the news media industry.
As was the case with the GH3, the GH4’s video capabilities were enough to achieve a gold award at DPReview.
Recently DPReview published a very interesting interview with top Canon executives. The information is a goldmine of clues over what direction Canon might take next with their DSLRs when it comes to 4K, video and image quality.
EOSHD analyses the Canon’s executive remarks…
Above: my GH3 kitted out with Leica 14-50mm F2.8, Lanparte follow focus, carbon matte box and baseplate
Six months in the making here is my final and full review of the Panasonic GH3 jointly published with DPReview.com. I highly recommend checking out that review as well, to which I contributed the video mode insights.
The Panasonic GH3 is an affordable $1299 hybrid camera and has a special legacy to build on with indie filmmakers.
Does it succeed?
Please bear in mind the situation can be improved dramatically by the right in-camera picture settings and Mosaic Engineering’s anti-aliasing filter for the D800, which is under development now (as of June 2012).
DPReview have updated their D800 review with comparison samples and image quality analysis versus the D800E. Along with a 2GB uncompressed file from the D800E recorded to a Blackmagic HyperDeck Shuttle 2, DPReview have posted several 1080p clips on Vimeo from the D800E.
Is the D800E a viable option for video or does the lack of anti-aliasing filter aggravate the moire issues of the D800 even more?