Thinking about getting the Canon EOS 5d Mark II - HD Video feedback?

Discussion in 'Digital Discussion & Q&A' started by ekool, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. ekool

    ekool Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2008
    Messages:
    289
    Likes Received:
    34
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
  2. B Kennedy

    B Kennedy TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2009
    Messages:
    261
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Clark, NJ
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    from what i've read about the video many people are unhappy with its rudimentary controls. I know it doesnt have AF and i believe it lacks a lot of specs compared to actual hd video cameras. I have the 5dm2 but have yet to experiment with the video as I really just got it for the pictures.
     
  3. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    23,092
    Likes Received:
    3,762
    Location:
    UK - England
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Canon did recently release a firmwire update which gives full manual video controls (ISO apperture etc..). The thing is its not going to beat a peroper HD video camera its not really trying to either - its a highrange DSLR for stills shots - which also happens to support a powerful video recording mode as well.
     
  4. bigtwinky

    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    4,820
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Montreal
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    IF you are looking at something to do video, get a video camera. The video on the 5D Mk2 is a nice feature, but the technology on a camera is still new and thus working less than ideally.

    I've heard similar things from others who have tried the video and its gotten luke warm reviews. Its an awesome camera for photographs though.
     
  5. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2003
    Messages:
    9,713
    Likes Received:
    203
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    It's about the same as buying a phone but wanting a camera built in. There's a tool for the job. HD Video is a feature of this photo camera but don't think that it will compare to a dedicated video camera in any way. If it did I'd seriously be worried about the quality of the actual camera, and where a company is spending their budget. (which I am already).
     

Share This Page