The Timefreezers – Bullet Time Shot Using 140 Canon Rebel T3 Cameras

The Pixelist‘s Simon Byrnes is the operator of a camera rig consisting of 140 Canon Rebel T3/EOS 1100D cameras. Usually he works for some UK dance show and captures bullet-time sequences of dancers. In his spare time he decided, just of fun, to make the video above, called The Timefreezers.

Do you think you need high megapixel cams for such jobs? Think again, the Rebel T3/EOS 1100D has a 12MP sensor. I like projects and ideas like this one, especially when inexpensive gear is used. Though, buying 140 Rebel T3s would probably break most peoples bank.

There are just a few sequences where you can spot the cameras, lined up along the stage.

[via PetaPixel]

Canon Rebel T3/EOS 1100D price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

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Today Only: Canon Vixia Mini Camcorder – $129 (instead of $299)

Canon Vixia Mini

Today only: B&H Photo has the Canon Vixia Mini Camcorder discounted to $129 instead of regular $299.  This is today’s B&H Deal Zone‘s deal.

  • Supports Full HD 1920 x 1080p Video
  • Capture Up to 12MP Still Images
  • High-Sensitivity 12.8MP CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC DV 4 Processor & Canon HS SYSTEM
  • Built-In Wi-Fi & Live Streaming Function
  • Canon Movie Uploader & CameraAccess2 App
  • Supports Web-Friendly MP4 Video Format
  • Canon f/2.8 Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens
  • Capacitive 2.7″ Tilting Touch Panel LCD
  • Supports Wide & Close-Up Shooting Modes

Canon vs Nikon – A Comparison to Make the Right Choice (Canon, obviously)

Jared Polin of FroKnowsPhoto made this video where he compares a bunch of Canon and Nikon cameras. While I strongly suggest you go for a Canon (surprised?) it is never the less interesting to see what Nikon has to offer.

Just a few observations. As Jared Polin points out, Nikon’s mount type does not allow for an auto-focusing lens as fast as f/1.2 (there is more about this in his article):

What many people are not aware of is that Nikon can not produce the F1.2 lenses like Canon can. Nikon’s mount simply wont allow for it to make auto focus lenses similar to Canon’s  85mm f/1.2and shoplink 177]EF 50mm f/1.2[/shoplink]. You have to take this into consideration when you are searching out a camera.

A  winning point for Canon imo. Moreover, have you heard about Nikon D750’s flare shading issue? The issue is caused by an internal component in the camera housing that’s blocking part of the light that is reflected from the AF sensor, blocking it from reaching the sensor. Oh, and do you remember the Nikon D600’s oil spilling issue? Want a seriously engineered camera? Go for a Canon. Just my 2 cents…

[via FroKnowsPhoto]