Comparing the new Canon 7D video to the 5d MKII's

Being the luckiest guy on earth whose job (SmugMug) is his passion (cool photos and videos), I couldn’t resist heading to SF the day I got my new 7D and test its video capabilities to the limit–;and comparing it with the 5D MKII.

Canons 7D video pushed to the limit, in 1080p
Canon's 7D video pushed to the limit, in 1080p

What I learned:

  • WOW!
  • Maybe it’s just ever-so-slightly lower quality than the 5D MKII.
  • The controls, including focusing, are easier than on the 5D MKII
  • I found my second camera.

Watch it here.  What do you think?

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Chris MacAskill

co-founder of SmugMug

One thought on “Comparing the new Canon 7D video to the 5d MKII's”

  1. Here’s my idea — I really like the grand images of the Utah Slot Canyons – and given this really tall space and converging interior end wall at the stair landing — then — well… it goes to say — make the sides of the stair walls the canyon wall image and naturally the end wall stair landing becomes the “Slot” entrance or exit depending upon how it is perceived.

    JSturr

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