What Your HDSLR is Missing: Dynamic Range
Well, I should say, "what your DSLR is missing -- among other things." But one of the less obvious shortcomings of our DSLRs (other than aliasing, lack of good sound options, etc.) is the lack of dynamic range that DSLRs exhibit in video mode. And what better way to demonstrate this lack than by putting a Canon 7D side-by-side with a high-end ARRI ALEXA, and do a comparison video?
Of course, it should come as no surprise that the ALEXA has more dynamic range -- the camera costs fifty times as much as the 7D, after all -- but it's nice to see in quantifiable terms what that extra cash gets you (in terms of latitude).
[via ProVideo Coalition]