Canon EOS 7D Digital SLR for Filmmaking

If you love camera technology, you can’t ignore how the Canon EOS 7D forever changed the way independent films are shot. The idea you could use a small camera to capture cinematic magic was groundbreaking.

Beyond shorts, filmmakers started using the Canon EOS 7D Digital SLR camera for feature films. Suddenly for two thousand dollars, you could grab a camera at your local electronics store, go home and capture cinematic quality.

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Canon EOS 7D Digital SLR for Filmmaking

Have you seen any of the Canon EOS 7D footage? It is beyond amazing! When I first saw what this camera was capable of, I realized filmmaking as we knew it would be forever changed. An DSLR for motion pictures? I know. I know.

I will admit that using an DSLR to make movies once looked totally stupid. But the end result can not be ignored. Check out these videos I pulled off YouTube.

Example One Test Footage

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Example Three Test Footage

In the years since the Canon EOS 7D, there have been many awesome cameras. It is now the norm to shoot films with HDSLR cameras. And we can’t ignore how this one influenced filmmaking. Thank you Canon!

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ARTICLE BY Jason Brubaker

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