I have in the past dragged around a DSLR and a Video Cam with two housings, two sets of lights, cables, batteries, chargers, etc. I am getting to old for this and am thinking about replacing this with one system that does both. I currently have the Canon EOS 1Ds MII, Subal housing, Ikelite strobes, Sony HD Cam, Light and Motion housing, LED lights, blah, blah. I have a number of good Canon lenses so it would seem the logical step would be to go with the Canon EOS 1D-X, EOS 5D Mark III but the new Nikons obviously have better resolution. If I went Nikon then I have the issue of using Canon lenses on a Nikon camera back, eg., D810. Is there any good advice here for the best direction to take?
Equipment update questionCanon vs Nikon
Posted 18 July 2014 - 06:10 PM
No replies so far but with further research, Canon is coming out with higher resolution (44 Mp and >) full frame sensor cameras this year which most likely will be video capable as well. Given that Canon lenses are not going to work on the Nikon, it would seem to be worth getting through this year on what I have and upgrade to the new Canon full frame cameras coming out. Question answered.
Posted 19 July 2014 - 02:07 PM
I suspect that even the current Canon DSLRs are better than Nikon's for video since they have more expertise in the video area. Also be aware that video resolution is less than even current still resolution. Increasing still resolution is relatively unimportant for video. A thing to look out for is how the video signal is "cropped" out of the sensor, line skipping or whatever. This at least is one issue. The GH4 sounds be hottest for video right now.
Thomas C. Kline, Jr., Ph. D.
Oceanography & Limnology
Currently used housed digital cameras: Canon EOS-1Ds MkIII, EOS-1D MkIV, and EOS-1DX; and Nikon D3X. Those more or less retired: Canon EOS-1Ds MkII; and Nikon D1X, D2X, and D2H.
Lens focal lengths ranging from 8 to 200mm for UW use. Seacam housings and remote control gear. Seacam 60D, 150D, and 250D, Sea&Sea YS250, and Inon Z220 strobes.