First official movie made by Canon 5D mkIII is out!
The Canon 5D mkIII was barely announced and EOSHD.com already pointed out that there is now a sample movie by Canon to showcase the improved HD Video capabilities of the brand-spanking-new mkIII.
Check out the video here: Canon 5D mkIII movie – Mario & Nette
Three of the big HDSLR features that stood out to me, as pointed out by EOSHD.com, are that moire is much better controlled, ALL-I intra frame codec is available, and rolling shutter is improved.
Take a look at the night time scene of this video. How do you think it compares to Nikon D800′s official video, Joy Ride, which was shot almost entirely at night? That movie is surely a stark contrast to Canon’s muted, but artsy movie.
Here is Nikon’s video: Nikon D800 movie – Joy Ride.
Some of Nikon’s main advantages, I believe, are the clean HDMI output and clean low-light video capability. At the same time, though, its bitrate is only 24Mbit/sec. Canon has not disclosed the mkIII’s bitrate, but as a Panasonic GH2 user myself who has hacked my camera to shoot 1080p 24p video at 100Mbit/sec, I hope Canon will not drop the ball on bitrate like Nikon did.
Either way, though, this is going to be a very exciting year for HD-SLR users, with Canon and Nikon flexing their muscles with the 1D-X, 5D mkIII, D4, and D800.
Oh, and the Panasonic GH3 is rumored to be revealed later this year at Photokina, too!
UPDATE: EOSHD.com had just reported that the 5D mkIII will have an insane 91Mbit in 1080p All-I Mode (variable bit mode)
UPDATE 2: There is another video that is created by Canon called Radball. Check it out here: Canon Movie – Radball
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