Disruptive Tech: Canon 5D MKII to shake up the DCinema Scene….

When Canon announced their new 5D MKII DSLR Camera everyone was wowed by the 21MP sensor and all the other new goodies. What everyone has missed/neglected is the fact that this little beauty has the potential to become the new RED Camera. You see, with it’s 2K video output (1080P) in quicktime RAW format at 30 fps and superb low-light performance, Canon has created a dynamite hybrid camera for the photo jounalists (or anyone who doesn’t want to spend 20-30K on a RED camera). Vincent Laforet has done a very in depth review of this camera’s video capabilities on his blog (video is upcoming). To quote Vincent:

It produces the best video in low light that I’ve ever seen – at 1080p. A top commercial film editor who who regularly edits RED camera footage – and has seen the raw footage from the 5D MKII – says the 5D MKII is “far superior to the RED camera” in terms of low light performance…

We’re talking about a $2700 camera that can take the entire range of 35mm lenses offered by Canon (and now Zeiss as well), will shoot 2K RAW video in CF card (which is quicktime and hence drop-ready for Final Cut Pro). I think it’s time to get excited….start saving now :-)

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