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House season finale shot on Canon 5D mk2

Philip Bloom over at philipbloom.co.uk has posted a really interesting interview with Greg Yaitanes, Executive Producer of House talking to him about how and why they shot the season finale using a Canon 5D mk2. Interesting stuff that shows stills cameras and video cameras really are converging. The original post is available here or you can listen to the interview below.

Interview with Greg Yaitanes about Season Finale of HousebyPhilipBloom

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PW115 - Focus On Imaging 2010 - Canon 550D and SX210

From 2010's PhotoWalkthrough coverage of the Focus On Imaging show in Birmingham, UK. We take a look at the Canon 550D, one of Canon's higher end entry level dSLRs complete with full 1080p video capability. We then try out the SX210, a high end compact camera with optical image stabilization and a massive 14x optical zoom.

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Canon 7D revealed

Canon have announced their latest prosumer level dSLR, the 7D. This 18 megapixel, APS-C sized sensor model aims to bridge the gap between the world of the 50D and 5D by adding features like full HD video recording. The 7D also adds some exciting new features that will appeal to pros and enthusiasts alike.

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Canon keeps improving their IS mechanism

Cannon released a new Image Stabilization mechanism today. Here's a quote from the press release.
"Canon Inc. announced today the development of Hybrid Image Stabilizer (IS), the world’s first* optical Image Stabilizer which compensates for both angular camera shake and shift camera shake. The technology will be incorporated in an interchangeable single lens reflex (SLR) camera lens planned for commercial release before the end of 2009."
So can anyone tell me the difference between angular and shift camera shake? I guess I'll just be happy to know that this new mechanism does image stabilization "better".

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Canon 5D mk2 to get video exposure control

In a move that addresses the main customer complaint about the 5D mk2's otherwise excellent video recording mode Canon has announced that a new firmware patch for the Canon 5D mk2 will be released June 2nd. The new firmware will enable manual exposure control in video recording mode including full aperture selection, ISO and shutter speed control. Selectable ISOs will be Auto, 100-6400 and H1. Shutter speeds will be selectable between 1/30th and 1/4000th of a second.

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