DSLRs are allowing film makers to shoot in a more convenient and cost effective manner

What Digital Camera has been noticing the amount of superbly shot videos using DSLRs has been on the increase, combining the ever-improving technology levels in producing higher resolution HD footage with the array of lenses available to a DSLR user.
The video by new pop star Sheridan was shot entirely on the Canon EOS 7D, and I was fortunate enough to visit the set. The lightness and versatility of the camera made it easier for the camera to move around the set, and the benefits to the detail and depth of field are clear for all to see. Shooting on a memory card as opposed to tape or film stock also sped up the post-production process, allowing editing to be far quicker. ‘We chose the EOS 7D because it’s quick to set-up, extremely versatile and allows for a quick turnaround, which we needed on this particular project’ Director Phil Coburn told me. The video can be found at; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHnCWaHQz7g
Also appearing online is both the trailer and full short film of ‘City Of Lakes’, which was shot on a Canon EOS 5D Mk II and EOS 7D. Shot in India in 2009 this scripted drama follows the path of two lovers about to get married, and shows off the stunning footage possible using DSLRs. The videos can be found at http://vimeo.com/9856236 and http://vimeo.com/11285405

  • Krishana

    The problem with this funicton-rich camera is that it is too complicated compared to a DSLR. It was bought as a back up to my Canon 5D MkII, for situations where a DSLR is too bulky. But the G11 has proved to be awkward to use and complex. There is a 90+ page manual (which proves the point) but it’s supplied on disc, which is crazy. If I could carry a laptop I wouldn’t need this camera !