They’ve been the subject of heated debates among camera fanatics and earned their place in history when Greg Yaitanes, executive producer of House, shot last season’s finale exclusively on the 5D.
They’ve been called “Game Changers”.
Why? Because prior to their release, the only way to get images that looked that dang good was to spend tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars on a cinema rig.
For church media creatives, there are two reasons to consider these cameras for use:
1. Depth of Field
Like I said, in order to get the “cinematic” depth of field in your videos before, you had to use huge cinema camera rig. Now for roughly $1800 you can get a 7D and a lens that will get you the same look. For a church it’s almost a no-brainer as most can barely afford video equipment to begin with.
2. Low Light Performance
Let’s face it, unless you are some kind of gaffing-fool, lighting is the most frustrating, but important, part of making videos. The 5D and 7D have such huge sensors that they can often shoot great looking video using only available light. I can’t tell you how freeing it is not to carry around a case full of Arrilite 1000s.
There are certainly some draw-backs (12 minute clips and line-skipping etc.), but I can’t think of a reason why any church video crew wouldn’t run out and buy one. Or three.
Have you tried these cameras?