Art Adams shares his first time experience with the still camera turned video camera, the popular and somewhat controversial Canon 5D MkII.

…The Canon 5D is a cinematic nightmare. In movie mode it’s hard to see focus, difficult to set exposure, and it doesn’t show you exactly what you’re getting. It records to heavily compressed 8-bit H.264, and the only frame rate available is 30fps. Not 29.97–exactly 30p. It’s a complete pain to use.

And I love it.

I love it not as a cure-all camera that everyone should buy, but as a niche camera that does a few things very, very well–especially for the price. Everything this camera does (except for shooting stills) can be done better by other, more expensive HD cameras. For $2,600, though, it can’t be beat.

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