Canon EOS 7D Digital SLR for Filmmaking

A reader of the Filmmaking Stuff Newsletter named Joe recently contacted me regarding use of the Canon EOS 7D Digital SLR camera for short movies and possibly a small feature.

As someone who never ignores readers excited about something filmmaking related, I looked into this camera. Have you seen it? It looks like a traditional SLR, because it is. But this one is a bit different, it captures video. But not just any video. For a little more than $1600, the video is beyond amazing!

Now, I know what you’re thinking – an SLR for motion pictures? I know. I know. I think using an SLR to make movies looks totally stupid too. But the end result can not be ignored. Check out these videos I pulled off YouTube.

What do you think? Would you consider using this camera for your next small movie project? Feel free to comment.

If you’re interested, here are some accessories to the Canon EOS 7D that you might find interesting: