EOS 5D Mark III vs Nikon’s D800 & D4 video mode comparison by P. Bloom

Good comparison between three different full-frame cameras used to shot video. Philip Bloom compares the Nikon D4 with the Nikon D800 and the EOS 5D Mark III. It’s a 30 minutes review (conclusion at ~23:00) and it focuses on aliasing artifacts and low-light performance. Needless to say, the 5D Mark III has outstanding low-light performance and controls aliasing very good (check the 400% zooms!). The aliasing on the D800 is very bad, especially at 720p. So bad, that an additional aliasing filter was mounted on the D800’s sensor (to show how much it could be made better). On the other hand, the D800 has cleaner HDMI output and is generally sharper out of the box than the 5D Mark III. All in all the review shows once more that the 5D Mark III is a very good all-purpose camera. The video shows live-crops beside the recorded scenes (different high ISOs). Enjoy the video!

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EOS 5D Mark III vs Nikon D800 – Once more (4 videos)

Time for a new EOS 5D Mark III vs Nikon D800 comparison. And I have four videos for yor viewing pleasure.

At learningdslrvideo they have a nice, 18 min video that reviews both cameras one against the other.The comparison is done from a film-makers perspective, but all aspects are taken in account. The EOS 5D Mark III stands out for its great high ISO performance and its all-round capabilities. From the conclusion:

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Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD vs Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

Tamron recently announced the new SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD lens (in stock at B&H for $1,299, click here), and it comes naturally to compare it to Canon’s EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM (around $1,600, click here). Although they have the same focal length, the former comes with image stabilization (called vibration control by Tamron) and costs approx. $300 less. Over at fstoppers they reviewed both lenses for a comparison. Let’s see how they performed after the jump.

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EOS 5D3 vs EOS C300 vs RED Scarlet at low light

How do the EOS 5D Mark III ($3,499), the EOS C300 ($15,999) and RED’s Scarlet (the pixel champion! <$10,000) compare one to the others? Good question, and over at nofilmschool they tried to answer the question. And what would be better than a bike race shot at night? Spoiler: The C300 beats them all, much better performance at low light (not really a surprise). However, given the big price difference, the EOS 5D Mark III performance is worth of consideration. Quoting:

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Speedlite 600EX-RT Mini Review by S. Bourne

Scott Bourne posted a mini review about Canon’s flagship Speedlite, the 600EX-RT. Synthetic and concise, the review discusses its features, also compared to previous versions of Canon’s Speedlites. Quoting:

The main thing I like about this flash (other than its amazing power) is it’s ability to zoom from 20-200mm with a Canon lens and to do so automatically. This is quite an improvement over the 580EXII and if I were to buy the 600, that’s the main reason I would do so. The built-in radio control is also a big deal since it eliminates the need to buy third-party flash triggers.

Btw, the 600 EX-RT is suitable for Canon Instant Double Rebates if bought together with a 5D Mark III, 5D Mark II, EOS 60D or EOS 7D. The Instant Double Rebates apply to the mentioned camera bodies and selected lenses and/or Speedlites. Savings can go up to $250, depending by the kit you choose. The rebates last until June 2.