If you want a comparison between cameras "equivalent" to the Canon 70D in feature continuous autofocus, as close as the others arrived was Sony Alpha77. Even so, Canon 70D focuses more faster and surprisingly accurate. We must clarify that APS-C is about the same size sensor the 35mm cinema film. This happens because the 35mm film used in cinema is a reel that rotates vertically, using an area of approximately 24x14mm. Thus, the full frame DSLR cameras have sensor larger than standard 35mm film professional cinema. In fact, the APS-C cameras have sensor size (and depth of field) more like the cameras used in Hollywood movies. A decade ago, to make a film with the same aesthetic appearance of a Hollywood movie, the only option was to use super-35mm cameras that cost U$ 500 000 body only, besides the high cost of film and development. Today Canon 70D delivers the same depth of field and costs U$ 1200. Other features include dynamic range and color depth, where traditional 35mm film is the standard to be achieved. A serious competitor for digital cinema is the Sony FS100, but at this price it competes directly with the Canon C100.
April 21, 2014, 01:38:13 AM
Topic: 70D performance against video cameras (Read 1660 times)
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. . . there has to be something out there that delivers the same results but provides all the bells and whistles the 70D does not as a PHOTO camera with video features.
That's just it - there isn't. There's nothing that compares to the look of DSLR movies at that price point and form factor. Why do you think so many people (myself included) willingly purchase(d) DSLRs primarily for video, knowing the limitations that come along with it? It's why everyone says the MkII was such a game changer.
So whats the equivalent to the 70d a nikon?? a Sony? there has to be something out there that delivers the same results but provides all the bells and whistles the 70D does not as a PHOTO camera with video features.
The Canon EOS C100 is pretty close, it can be upgraded to the dual pixel autofocus, and it has a similar sized sensor.
Check this one out: Super 35 sensors are close to APS-C.
DSLR's with video appeal to those who can afford only one camera and want to be able to take high quality stills as well as video's.
I think it more frequently appeals to people who don't want to carry a separate camcorder.
DSLRs make crappy video cameras ergonomically if they were the best tool Canon, Sony, Panasonic et al would not make high end video cameras. The reason the cameras shoot video is because all the grunt work is done to provide live view and process engines to shoot high frame rates. Aliasing and other artifacts are far worse in DSLRs as a whole than pure play HD video cams.
Canon 6d, 7d & 550d with EF-S and EF-L glass