More side by side Canon EOS 7D and Canon EOS 5D Mark II videos

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Thanks to a comment in the last Canon EOS 7D and Canon EOS 5D Mark II side by side post by @Gary, here are a couple more!

Jon Carr provided some very interesting videos he did with his Canon EOS 5D Mark II back in July. Now, he's produced this blog post to show video to show the 7D and 5D2 side by side:

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Side by Side (7D and 5D Mark 2) from Jon Carr on Vimeo.

Quick side by side of the 5D Mark 2 and the 7D with various lenses and settings. I will do something a little more technically accurate down the road.

For a better look, please download the HD file. The difference between 24p and 30p is tough to see after compression/conversions but it is highly noticeable in the originals.

For more info please check out my blog:

Jon Carr has also posted a similar video showing the rolling shutter side by side

Rolling Shutter Comparison (7D & 5D mkII) from Jon Carr on Vimeo.

I was able to do one more test last night with the help of my friend Michael from Santiago Filmworks. We tried to keep things a little more consistent. The first shot is mislabeled. The f-stop of the 5D mkII is 6.3, not 8.

For more information, please check out my blog. I have posted links to 1080p footage here:

FCP Training

CameraTown has also released an article couple of side by side videos done with the Canon EOS 7D and the Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

Split Screen: Canon EOS 7D vs. Canon EOS 5D Mark II from Ron Risman on Vimeo.

In this demo I set up the Canon EOS 7D and EOS 5D Mark II side-by-side. The EOS 7D had the 24-105mm f/4L IS Lens, while the EOS 5D Mark II had the 70-200mm F2.8 IS Lens.

The EOS 5D Mark II image at the same settings had a more shallow depth of field, mostly due to the larger sensor. The focus point in this video was the Yamaha logo located just above the LCD screen near the center of the keyboard.

There were the settings

– Focal Length: 70mm
– Shutter Speed: 1/60th Second
– Aperture: F/4.0
– Resolution: 1080p @ ~30fps
– 59 Seconds record time
– EOS 5DMKII Original file size: 298,874KB
EOS 7D Original file size: 353,685KB (18% Larger)

Despite recording at the same resolution and fps (29.97 vs 30) and both having an identical recording time of 59 seconds, the EOS 7D's file size was 18% larger than the file on the EOS 5D Mark II.

There are several other videos in their article as well as plenty of discussion – please visit their post for all this info!

(Photo credit: snap from the CameraTown article videos)


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