Unofficial Canon 5D Mark II Video

by on November 5, 2008

in Canon

This is the first unofficial video made with Canon 5D Mark II that I’ve seen.  I’ll let you judge for yourself.


Tokyo Reality (Canon 5D MarkII) from utsuru on Vimeo.

So, what do you think of the “video” capabilities of this new DSLR?

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{ 8 comments }

1 Elja Trum November 5, 2008 at 2:18 pm

Can’t wait to try the video capabilities myself. :)
Looks good.

2 James NomadRip November 5, 2008 at 5:08 pm

You haven’t seen the Reverie film by Vincent LaForet?

http://www.usa.canon.com/dlc/controller?act=GetArticleAct&articleID=2326

The video is outstanding.

3 jwylie November 5, 2008 at 8:24 pm

What about these?

http://www.usa.canon.com/dlc/controller?act=GetProductArticlesAct&productID=249&articleTypeID=225

Vincent Laforet’s was not really official, but Canon liked it enough to use it.

4 Eric November 5, 2008 at 9:28 pm

Fair enough point on Vincent LaForet’s video. I have seen it. It’s pretty amazing. However, I suppose I considered it at least officially endorsed by Canon. This video does not appear to carry the same Canon blessing though. I expect we’ll see these picking up in numbers soon.

5 Poagao November 5, 2008 at 10:44 pm

I think this is far better than LaForet’s video. Much more feeling to it, though less bling and flash.

6 Fried Toast November 6, 2008 at 6:30 am

I turned the music off in order to judge it on its video-taking capabilities, not the editing capabilities of the author. I got to the 3 minute point w/o being overly impressed. Perhaps I expected more? Not sure. There was a brief point where there was a wide-angle shot coming out of the subway that *really* got my attention. And then it was back to normal. A couple fade out/focus on something else shots looked good. Other than those and the lone wide angle part, it looked very pedestrian.

Now, I’m not saying the mkII’s a pedestrian camera. I’m sure it’ll be a fine, fine piece of machinery. Just saying that for the first 3 minutes of video, there is very little to get excited about. And perhaps I’ve been to Tokyo enough that watching normal video of everyday life there does not excite me. I was looking for things that would stick out and show me that hey- this is pretty darn cool! If I were looking to watch a cool video about Tokyo life, *now* we’re talking. In that regard, it seems to be a pretty cool production.

As an aside, I’m wondering if I wasn’t right next to this guy recently. The fellow that was waking up partway through, I could swear I saw him not long ago. Almost took a shot of him (if it was indeed, the same guy). Heck, maybe the guy got me on video (altho’ I didn’t make it into the first 3 min :P ).

Looking forward to seeing more out of this camera.

7 Fubar November 6, 2008 at 1:51 pm

Julian Stratenschulte got the chance to test video with the 5D MKII much earlier

http://www.stratenschulte.de/index.php?page=5dmkii

8 Rebel November 6, 2008 at 2:47 pm

Thanks for the video! :)

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