Which Canon EOS will be the first to have Video?

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desmondism Regular Member • Posts: 187
Which Canon EOS will be the first to have Video?

I'm an amateur Nikon user, and have been since I sold my EOS 300D to get the D70s. I've held on to it to this day, and will buy Nikon in the future.

I think the video feature (720p HD, 24 fps) of the new D90 is promising, but there's a lot of room for improvement. However, even though I have close to zero video experience, I still think there's a lot of creativity that can be served by having a DSLR — and it's variety of lens choices — that has video capability, even one without AF or a faster frame rate. Personally, I've been thinking of upgrading since the D200 was announced, but haven't mainly because of budget. It will eventually happen, though, and when it does, video will be a feature I would like in my DLSR.

I think Canon will definitely come out with a DLSR with video capability in the future, especially since it has more expertise in it than Nikon does. I think many other manufacturers will have it in their DLSRs as well (Sony would probably be an early adopter). Being who they are, and what they are capable of, though, I think Canon is best positioned (apart from Nikon, now) to have it in the next round of models.

For sake of discussion, I'd just like to know which EOS line you think will first introduce video. Would it be the EOS xxD, xxxD, or xxxxD? EOS xD, perhaps? Also, do you think it would come in the next round of refreshes? I certainly think so. I think Nikon will have it in the successor to the D300, as well as in the pro-grade models, much like Live View is in all the newest models.

I think the EOS 500D (if that's what the successor to the 450D is called) would... no, should... have video. I also think Canon will have a much better implementation of this than the D90 does (I'm thinking stereo audio, selectable frame rates, more resolution options, maybe AF, and longer clips).

Sorry if I'm posting this in a Canon forum... I don't intend to start a war or anything. I just think the D90 is an exciting development for Canon users. Regardless of what some people think, the video capability of the D90 will be a hit, and Canon will definitely want to have a piece of the action. One really wonders why they don't have it yet. I'm thinking they've been developing something ever since (or even before) Live View was introduced in their cameras. It just so happens Nikon came out with a video-capable DLSR first.

I honestly can't wait to see what people will begin to put up on their sites, and all the different ideas and views they'll bring into their photography/videography/media... Imagine what a guy with a variety of lenses can do with a video-capable DSLR and go to a shoot and come back with many different perspectives, both photo and video, of a subject. Even just the thought of a fisheye and a macro lens used for photos and videos would surely give viewers a new experience. An imagine the satisfaction of creating with them...

What do you think?


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