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Video? I Doubt It · Canon’s much-ballyhooed but not uni­ver­sal­ly wel­comed 5D Mark II al­so (and this is a new thing for SLRs) op­er­ates as a high-def video­cam. There are two videos linked from The On­line Pho­tog­ra­pher and they are mind-bogglingly, jaw-droppingly beau­ti­ful. But it won’t work for you. The pic­tures you take with this cam­era will al­most cer­tain­ly look great with lit­tle ef­fort, while your videos will re­quire huge ef­fort and prob­a­bly still end up lousy.
[Up­date: The com­ments, af­ter on­ly a few hours, are out­stand­ing, full of eru­di­tion and com­mon sense. Check ’em out­.]
[Al­so: See Tim O’Brien’s two-parter in re­spon­se: Get­ting Start­ed with Video and Part 2: Steady Shoot­ing.]
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