Canon EOS 7D and Canon EOS 5D Mark II video side by side

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I just found this on twitter – posted by @saika who has taken a Canon EOS 5D Mark II and a new Canon EOS 7D and placed them side by side in the same scene to compare the video.

As usual, it is better watched in larger size on youtube.

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It is obviously a bit jumpy at the beginning, but about 1/2 way thru the video, you'll see the author appears to mount both cameras side by side and records the same exact scene… which is where the good info comes from. We don't get any information about the lenses used, it appears to me that they may be the same lens, but without confirmation it is hard to know.

(Photo credit: snap from the video)


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  2. I got my 7D yesterday, and have just tried a few side by side comparisons myself, and my feelings are that for some reason the 7D footage just doesn’t look as good – I can’t put my finger on why that should be … just that the look of it doesn’t compare.

    I also found that in the same light levels you need much higher iso on the 7D at the same apertures (this may have something to do with sensor size – not sure) – and it just doesn’t seem as sharp for some reason, again I’m not sure why this should be, but I think if I had to shoot something thats not going to use slow motion – I’ll still be using the 5D mk II

  3. Good idea to put them side by side but still rather difficult to compare since the footage – in both cases – is shaky and blurred. Would also be nice to know the lenses and settings.

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      Yea, I’ve put out a call to a couple of master photogs who have both the 5d/7d to try something similar – hoping they take the bait 🙂

  4. I’m currently trying to edit a video from a fashion show that I’ve been shooting over the past few days – luckily my 7D arrived on the last day and so I managed to get a bit off footage at 60fps which I will add to the mostly 5d video (as slow motion clips) … it’s not going to be anything earth shattering, but as soon as I get it done I’ll try to get it up and let you know


    1. Hey Paul,

      I saw the videos you have posted on your site. Good stuff! Also the 7d footage looks good to me even in the slow mo.

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  6. this comparition.. picture style seems diferent, steady cam.. no lenses information.. ??

  7. What we are seeing here is depth of field. It’s obvious that the 5D sensor is bigger therefore as sensor size increases, the depth of field will decrease for a given aperture.

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