Hybrid DSLR Shootout – Canon 5D Mk II, 7D, Nikon D300S and the Red One

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Richard Harrington has posted an interesting Hybrid DSLR shootout over on the Pro Video Coalition site where he compares the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, the Canon EOS 7D, the Nikon D300s and the Red One!

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Richard comments that “Lenses and camera settings were matched as closely as possible” for the shootout. He goes on to say:

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“I am truly excited by the convergence of technology that is occurring with DSLR cameras and video recording. The format allows for the recording of some truly amazing images due to sensor size and lens selection. But like all technologies, it suffers from some constraints that need to be overcome.

Like many, I’ve been dabbling with shooting video on DSLR cameras. However, I’ve decided to formalize the exploration process and document what I’ve learned. I am in the midst of tackling this weighty subject in a new book and DVD package that’s called “From Still to Motion” which is slated to be published by Peachpit Press at the start of 2010.”

There are several videos where they show people of different skin tones – and they've filmed them with the cameras side by side, so you see the exact same clip shot with different cameras. Unfortunately, not all the clips compare all 4 DSLR hybrids at the same time (for example, the Red is only compared to the Canon EOS 5D Mark II in one clip).

So, skip on over to the article and read more!

(Photo credit: snap from article)


  1. This is a VERY interesting comparison test.

    Thanks for posting the information and link !!

    Hopefully Canon will make things a bit easier for customers when they release the new Firmware to let 5D Mark II users match Frame Rates between Canon DSLRs

    (and hopefully they will include some other very possible fixes/improvements too)

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