Canon EOS 70D

Panasonic GH5 vs. Canon EOS 80D

Early Lumix GH5 Camera Reviews: Panasonic has a winner on its hands

Update 04.11.2017: Digital Photography Review (dpreview) has published their full review of the GH5: "If you're serious about video, it's hard to go wrong." Final score: 85% and a Gold Star. Safe to say, it's one of the most hyped, anticipated and talked about camera releases that I can ever recall...
Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount

Top 3: Best Shotgun Microphones for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

Sound. Sound. Sound. It's critical. Quick tip: please don't skimp on your audio gear. Whether you're shooting a low-budget independent film, or a music video, or in the jungles shooting a documentary, or even just posting casual videos to YouTube, the quality of your audio can make or break the end product. Viewers...
Sony a6500 Mirrorless Camera

Should I upgrade to a Canon EOS 80D or should I switch to a Sony mirrorless camera (a6500)?

Should I stay or should I go? One of the big questions I get when shooting out and about town is whether or not it's worth sticking with Canon. Often it's specific, like the very dilemma I face in future gear investments: Should I upgrade to a Canon EOS 80D DSLR...
Tested: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens

Test Shots: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 telephoto lens on Canon EOS 80D DSLR

I've heard about the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 telephoto zoom lens ($1,949 USD) for ages. Widely regarded as a legendary lens, it's been on my lust list for as long as I can recall shooting on DSLR. You see it as sporting events all the time, the white casing unmistakably...
Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus

Apple iPhone 7 on mission to kill the DSLR

It looks like Apple is on a mission to kill more than just the headphone jack. Camera. Camera. Camera. For a relatively long segment of today's Apple presentation, the emphasis was on the innovative software technology behind the camera in the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Rather: cameras. As...

DSLR Filmmaking Gear: What’s in my bag? (Too much!)

I found myself doing what I tell myself never to do: taking gratuitous photos of my gear. Sigh. Why on earth do all of us involved in videography feel compelled to do this -- as if we're taking monumentally profound shots of famous landmarks, or memorable events, or loved...
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame DSLR Camera

Should you buy a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera?

The wait is over. Well, almost. Canon has unveiled the long-awaited EOS 5D Mark IV full frame DSLR. For now, you can pre-order one ($3,499 USD via Amazon or B&H Photo Video), and drill down on the specs, until the mighty camera ships later next month (September 2016). Headline features for the...

Canon EOS 80D DSLR Camera: Shooting video and the competition

Video is big these days. Sure, you can use your iPhone or Android to capture decent, to even very good, quality videos. But there are times you may want to stretch it further, and embrace your inner Hitchcock or Aronofsky or Coppola. A DSLR (or mirrorless) is often the perfect...
Canon EOS 80D Digital SLR Kit with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Image Stabilization USM Lens (Black)

Canon EOS 80D DSLR: Thoughts after 5 months of shooting videos

If you're looking for an all-around shooter, 2016 is turning out to be a very good year. Finally, Canon released a successor to its fabled EOS 70D. Great camera that one. But three years in, it was time for an upgrade. So along came the 80D ($1,199 body only via...
Canon EOS 80D Hands-On Test - First Impressions

Canon EOS 80D DSLR: Best lens for shooting video?

What is the best lens for shooting video with the Canon EOS 80D (or 70D) DSLR camera? It seems that's one of the most pressing questions of our time. Given the 80D uses Canon's famous EF mount -- which seems like it's been around forever -- there's a seemingly never ending...