Canon 6D vs 5D Mark III

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    • #66769
      AvatarMax
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      Has anyone compared the footage from these cameras? On paper it doesn't look like there's any reason to spend the money on the 5D if all I want to do is shoot video.

    • #207858
      Avatarbrunerww
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      Max – like the $2797 D800, the $1997 D600 has a serious problem with moire (shimmering, colored bands on patterned subjects such as brickwork, shingled roofs, striped clothing, etc.).  This can be seen clearly in this side-by-side between the D600 and the $1249 Panasonic GH3:

       

      http://vimeo.com/60535378

       

      The $3300 5D Mark III solves the moire problem – but, straight out of the box, it is not as sharp as the GH3:

       

      http://vimeo.com/55060120

       

      If you are willing to modify your camera, there is a hack that allows the 5D Mark III to shoot RAW, surpassing the resolution and dynamic range of the GH3:

       

      http://vimeo.com/66063838

       

      But this will significantly increase the amount of storage required to record your videos – and can be a challenge to deal with in the editing suite.

       

      For video, I recommend the GH3 – straight out of the box, it is the best value-for-money large-sensor, interchangeable lens camera on the market.

       

      Unlike the D600 and the 5D Mark III, it:

       

      – records for hours continuously,

       

      – has lightning fast and accurate video autofocus,  and

       

      – has a viewfinder that continues working in video mode.  

       

      Hope this is helpful,

       

      Bill

      Hybrid Camera Revolution

       

       

       

       

    • #207929
      Avatarshaynewillis
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      It is helful thank you. I'm thinking of trying GH3 as you suggested. πŸ™‚

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