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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II specs wishlist.
« on: March 03, 2012, 11:52:17 PM »
How about a lock for the mode dial?  I'm always inadvertently changes modes when I change lenses, etc.

Agreed. I've had that happen to me too many times with my T2i.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II specs wishlist.
« on: March 03, 2012, 11:49:53 PM »

ISO as clean as the 5D3 & 1D4


5D Mark lll not possible, but comparable to the 1D Mark lV is more realistic. The 1D Mark lV is only about 1 step better in ISO performance than the 7D, so I don't see why Canon couldn't improve the ISO performance by 1 stop on the 7D Mark ll with current sensor and processing improvements.

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EOS Bodies / Canon 7D Mark II specs wishlist.
« on: March 03, 2012, 09:39:01 PM »
New APS-C 18 MP sensor

Digic 5+ processor

All-I/IPB compression formats

Reduced Moire and rolling shutter

Flip out LCD

Headphone Jack

Manual Audio and on screen meters

Clean video at ISO 1600

Same great build quality as the 7D

$1999 or lower price point

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Is the 5DM3 better for video?
« on: March 03, 2012, 05:10:06 AM »
I am a T2i looking to upgrade to full frame at some point, and to this point, I have spent my money on lenses. So, Nikon is not an option.

Only based on the Canon PR, I see a few claims specific to video:

  • 29 minute 59 second record length - auto splits 4GB files
  • less moirĂ©
  • 720p 60fps
  • all I-Frame compression
  • embedded timecode

They also had some audio improvements including a headphone jack, but I use a field recorder and don't do audio on the camera.

Unless the moiré performance is truly dramatic, I may opt for one of the used 5DM2 we are likely to see from upgraders.

But like everyone else say, we'll know more when people actually get these in their hands and report back.

Word is the moire is reduced to the point that it won't ruin shots. It's dramatically improved over the Mark ll.

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I'd agree if the camera's built in compression was AVCHD at 24Mb's, but we are talking about H.264 All-I at 90Mb's, so what's the problem? Also, I'm sure an eventual Magic Lantern hack may improve this even more.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Lets get the 70D/7D Mark II rumors flowing!
« on: March 02, 2012, 06:48:19 PM »
Yes, 18 MP's is fine on crop sensor bodies. I want to be able to shoot clean video at ISO 1600 and hopefully a new 18 MP sensor with the DIGIC 5+ processor will make that a possibility. If you need megapixels buy a Hasselblad.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Introducing the Canon 5D Mark III
« on: March 02, 2012, 08:56:50 AM »
I saw a 1080p clip on youtube and the footage looks solid.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Anyone sad about no T4i/650D announcement
« on: March 02, 2012, 06:28:23 AM »
These new Canon prices scare me. I can see Canon releasing a really nice 7D successor and expecting people to pay $2500 for a crop sensor HDSLR.  LOL

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EOS Bodies / Re: Videographers happy with 5D Mark III?
« on: March 02, 2012, 05:39:02 AM »
My only gripe is that the 5D Mark lll doesn't have a swivel LCD. I guess Canon figures people using it for video will be using external monitors with this camera.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Videographers happy with 5D Mark III?
« on: March 02, 2012, 05:27:48 AM »
Need to see actual footage before I make any personal opinions about it being the ultimate HDSLR for video, but the specs look great.

Headphone jack is a huge plus.

If the moire and aliasing are reduced to the point of not ruining a shot, then I can see a lot of 5D Mark ll owners jumping ship.

I'm personally more interested in what improvements Canon will be making with the next generation of crop sensor HDSLR's in regards to video.   

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The C300 is seriously over priced. It won't sell well. The Sony FS-100 is definitely in the same ball park and it does 1080p 60 FPS unlike the C300, and it costs 1/3rd as much.

Many cinematographers want a full frame video camera, that's why everyone is waiting for the next 5D. The c300 is 1.5x cropped, which is fine; but full frame video has a unique look.

Plus, for many video shooters such as myself, going back to a video camera ergonomic would really suck. The DSLR form factor is so much more liberating and easy to shoot with than the traditional lunch box style video camera. I can't go back, so I am waiting for the 5D3 or preferable the 4K DSLR video hybrid. I would have no problem paying $5000 for the 4K Hybrid if it's good.

Agreed. Hopefully the 5D Mark lll will make us video guys excited.

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Video & Movie / Re: I want a better quality video For the 5dm3
« on: February 29, 2012, 11:55:04 PM »
Moire needs to be reduced to the point where it won't ruin a shot. Don't expect 60FPS in 1080p, because not even the C300 offers that, which I find ridiculous for a $12,000 camera.

The 5D Mark ll and other Canon HDSLR's don't actually shoot true 1080p video, it's actually rated just a bit higher than 720p, so hopefully Canon has improved the sensor/pixel downsampling for better resolution.


...Are you kidding me? That is not true at all. They do in fact shoot true 1080p video.

Sorry, but it's true.  The current Canon HDSLR's only capture a bit higher than 720p of actual resolution in 1080p mode.  It's been proven with test charts.

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That's great news for photographers, but videographers on a budget want something with better video  quality than the Canon HDSLRS we are currently using. The C300 would have been the answer if it was $3,000, but at $12,000 it's obviously aimed for the rich. I don't see why Canon would think an HDSLR built specifically for video at a fair price wouldn't sell well.

Actually, photographers who are primarily interested in still photography have been griping about all these video features being shoved into DSLRs... but anyway.

I think the bigger question, why do you need something 'better' then the 5D2?  If you are on a budget, then use a budget device.  The 5D2 is already used in professional productions for both TV and movies, so unless you have needs that outstrip those two fields, I am not seeing why you need Canon to produce something 'better' at a low price point, esp since they already have a whole like of FF DSLRS to choose from.  Or you could upgrade to a XHAS1 which is fairly well regarded.

And I would not say the C300 is aimed a the 'rich', it is aimed at professionals and companies.  When film making is your business, $12,000 for a major piece of equipment is not a big deal in the same way buying a $10k server is pricy for home use but budget for a company.

I just want Canon's answer to Sony's FS100, which is an amazing video camera for the price. If I didn't have so much invested in Canon glass and the ergonomics were better I'd probably get a FS 100 myself. The C300 is Canon's answer to Sony's F3. I don't consider the 1DX, or 5D Mark lll a stripped down C300. 

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Video & Movie / Re: I want a better quality video For the 5dm3
« on: February 29, 2012, 08:22:07 PM »
Moire needs to be reduced to the point where it won't ruin a shot. Don't expect 60FPS in 1080p, because not even the C300 offers that, which I find ridiculous for a $12,000 camera.

The 5D Mark ll and other Canon HDSLR's don't actually shoot true 1080p video, it's actually rated just a bit higher than 720p, so hopefully Canon has improved the sensor/pixel downsampling for better resolution.


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I don't know what the 5D Mark III will be like, but if HD video is your focus, the Nikon D800 goes a long way towards an affordable full-frame video solution. Unlike Canon, Nikon has more interest in gearing a DSLR to your video needs in lieu of pushing you towards a professional video camera line; they haven't had one since the Hi8 days. Only downside is that it may not have PAL support initially if your target audience is in Europe.

If you can excuse having to buy a special adapter to get audio monitoring and don't need 60fps, the Unified Branch of the community-driven Magic Lantern firmware effort will probably have a stable release for the 5D Mark II soon, giving it some much needed video love, and with used 5D Mark II's going for ~1800 USD, that's *really* affordable. Magic Lantern's manual focus helpers are probably better than you'd find on even the D800.

My fingers are crossed for a stellar 5D Mark III. Maybe it'll have an equivalent to the 1DX sensor as you hope.

If your definition of HD is 4K+ resolution, you'll probably not see anything close to that from HDSLRs in 2012.

I've already invested in some Canon glass, so I'm not willing to switch brands. I'll just have to wait and see how much better the Canon 5D Mark lll is in regards to video quality over the Mark II. The headphone jack is a big plus.

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