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Old Sep 17, 2008, 5:43 AM   #1
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Old Sep 17, 2008, 9:47 AM   #2
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Looks like they took a hint from Nikon and added video. HD video none the less.

This looks mighty tempting!
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Old Sep 17, 2008, 11:39 AM   #3
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I understand why Canon included video but it really doesn't belong on this camera. The 5d is a semi-pro camera - aimed at wedding, portrait and landscape photographers who are semi-pro or pro needing 2nd body.

I'm sorry but I wouldn't consider anyone using the video out of a DSLR as semi-pro. But, unfortunately, the digicam crossover market is driving most DSLR decisions now.

I see the feature being of more use on the entry level cameras - but again I understand Canon buckling to the masses on this.

Of greater import will be how well Canon has ported per-pixel quality with the new sensor, how the dynamic range is, how the high ISO performance is and whether focus system is improved.

It will also be interesting to see what Canon will be releasing from a lens standpoint.
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I can do without the video and the live view. :roll:
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Old Sep 17, 2008, 12:53 PM   #5
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I agree with the other's about the video, but for some reason I am reading in other forums, that a lot of support is gaining for the video in dslr's. IE Nikon's video. Lots of people like it.

I think it might have been suited better in say the 50D, not the 5D. To bad they didn't make it an option to lower the price! :-)
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May be I did not read it right, but you can combine still shots with the video which is quite useful IMO...
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For me it can be useful because it's there. I usually shoot weddings (stills only). Another photographer showed me a slide show he had done using a P&S video along with the photos from his DSLR (there was no official video). I was so impressed, I brought a S5 IS so that I could include some "free" video contentin photo slide shows as an unexpected surprise. I would have preferred weather proofing, more focus points,even lower price, etc. But since it's there I will use it if I upgrade.
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Coming from the P&S world, I think the video feature is handy to have.
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Old Sep 18, 2008, 3:46 AM   #9
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It's shame Canon did notupgrade the 9 point AF system to a 1D series AF (digital equivalent toa EOS 3).
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IMO they also have goofed in their Auto-ISO implementation....

The most useful Auto-ISO feature is when the camera is on manual (i.e. when you want to control both the shutter/aperture), but it seems like this function is fixed to ISO 400 only unless I'm wrong
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