We’ve seen DSLR vs 35mm film comparisons, wherein DSLRs like the Canon 5D, 7D, T2i, and Panasonic GH1 prove to be untouchable from a price-performance perspective. But we all know that some day, a better camera will come out in the same price range. Everyone’s wondering which manufacturer will be the one to premiere such a camera — Sony, Panasonic, Canon, RED? As it turns out, the upstart manufacturer is none of the above. And the camera that bests the Canon 7D from a price-performance perspective? It’s available today. Here’s a shootout video featuring this new camera, filmed by Brandon Bloch:
Heh heh heh. What do you think? Does the $1,700 Canon 7D look 34 times better than the $50 Barbie Video Doll ? Because that’s how much more it costs, and from a bang-for-the-buck perspective, the Barbie trounces the DSLR. An even more important question: is the 7D’s “Rugged Body Casing” better than the Barbie’s “Stylin’ Zebra Hoodie?”
Watching the comparison, I found myself thinking: you could honestly make a good feature film with either one of these cameras.1 Thanks to DSLRs, the camera is certainly not the bottleneck for making quality films anymore.