On the surface, the 60D appears to be the better camera. Picking up the 60D and GH2 for the first time, the Canon feels more serious, the GH2 more light-weight…
DPReview.com’s most recent review is very revealing. They’ve benchmarked the Canon 60D, Panasonic GH2 and Nikon D7000 for RAW sensor noise.
Who takes the lead in the sensor race? Surprisingly, Canon is beaten to second place and Nikon now has the best APS-C sensor in terms of high ISO noise. But not by much.
Crews.tv have offered up full resolution frame grabs of the unfinished AF100’s compressed 24Mbit AVCHD codec against 100Mbit AVC-Intra (the latter via the camera’s HD-SDI output). With Philip Bloom generating some excitement over the over-cranked 60p capability along with what I expect will be some knock out footage shot in London anticipation over the camera is high and it’s not even finished yet!
A departure from DSLR footage this time – a great example of some RED footage. What exactly can a RED really do in good hands?
Luminous Landscape, who are predominantly a stills photography website have always struck me as knowing their stuff to a remarkable degree when it comes to video, with a hybrid photographer / videographer approach. So when Sony invited them out to Yellowstone Park to test the VG10, what they disclosed is incredibly detailed, and offers a new insight into what the first large sensor consumer camcorder is really like, even though it has not yet been released.
Check out the footage over at Luminous Landscapes – it looks very smooth, well scaled from the 14MP sensor and sharp.
Here is my take on it…
Above: a Canon 85MM F1.8 sample on Flickr: [url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/gerbren/3764379755/
DXOMark have begun doing for lenses the great work they did with camera sensors. That is to say comprehensive scientific rankings of outright performance plus (deep breath!) a break-down of results into more detailed areas, and that, erm, makes for some fascinating discoveries.
If possible please watch the test footage on a proper display via DVI or HDMI, not a laptop screen. It makes a HUGE difference in perception.
The results of EOSHD’s low light shootout between the mighty Canon 5D Mark II and the Panasonic GH1 are in! This is a real-life natural light test, this is what happens when you take out the cameras and shoot. There are no test charts. No technical waffle in the video (I left it for this article!). But I have selected the shots quite carefully to show a range of typical low light challenges.
I’ve also made sure that on-camera picture profiles are taken into account. They’re set quite neutral and to match the other camera as much as possible. I also included shots which compare different picture profiles and settings so you can get an idea of their effect on the camera’s footage relative to one-another.