I’ve generally been happy with Canon crop dSLRs, and with their Cine line as well. Somewhat a Canon fanboy, mostly because I love the imagry.
Canon’s product marketing category decisions not so much!
I did research the EOS R mirrorless. And the M50. It is full-frame for stills, but, as mentioned above, 1.7x crop for 4k video. For a video-centric user who also does stills it’s just the wrong approach. Not to mention the money, as they try to create a new and profitable mount system. I can’t support it for as little as it goes to video. Maybe ericbowles will be right about new products to come, but the fact that the first salvo of the mount system is totally premium priced for *ahem* substandard 4k video is a real turn off. They’ve gone premium, but Canon hasn’t done the big lift for video. Maybe they will, but second-guessing their product strategy, hoping they’ll “do the right thing” is a losing proposition.
“(crop 4k)... One advantage of crop is that there’s potentially less resampling errors...” OK, fine, the image processing is more challenging to do a 4k full frame. The FF-4k engineering exists, it’s been done. Why buy FF to use as a crop cam? Especially since much of my work tends towards the wide and ultrawide looks. A combined FF/crop camera seems the worst. Oh, I have this ultrawide glass for stills, but then this other set of glass for video? Puh-lease!!!
I find myself falling into the same tired discussions about brand comparisons. But really, I don’t care about brand. Is there *now* a camera that has most or all of what I’d like? Pros and cons? We could speculate about unannounced products, we could debate brand goodness... but, my most important question is:
What’s going on for high-end video-capable or video-centric dSLRs in the non-Canon brands?
Crop or FF, but not both! FF preferred.
Phase servo AF. (What Canon calls DPAF)
Just re-read the M50 specs - it does 4k only up to 24p, doesn’t even cover 30p. Ugh.
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College and workshop instructor in video and audio.
70D, Sigma 8mm, Tokina f2.8 11-16, Canon EF-S f2.8 17-55, Sigma f2.8 50-150 EX OS, Tamron 150-600VC. Gigapan Epic Pro, Nodal Ninja 5 & R10.