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08/28/2008 01:04:10 PM · #1
If this hasn't been discussed yet, you might want to have a look at it:

//chsvimg.nikon.com/products/imaging/lineup/d90/en/d-movie/
08/28/2008 01:22:22 PM · #2
um wow. thats actually pretty cool... almost tempting to go to the dark side :S
08/28/2008 01:29:55 PM · #3
Coolio. I'd love it if my 40D had a movie function, it would be a lot of fun to control the dof and have big zoom.

Of course, my little point & shoot is easy clamp low on my bike for neat angles, which I wouldn't risk with my slr.

Check out this video I made recently. I used a superclamp and mounted my Canon Powershot A95 point & shoot to my daughter's bike handlebars, then to a couple of different places on my bike. :-)

Message edited by author 2008-08-28 13:34:14.
08/28/2008 01:34:13 PM · #4
I've never been into shooting video, but that is a very nice feature and the quality is excellent.
08/28/2008 02:03:54 PM · #5
If this is going to be some new trend, I hope that they offer video and non-video capable versions of the same cameras. Paying for a feature I wouldn't use sucks. Adding additional complication to an already complex piece of electronics and increasing the number of things which can fail sucks as well.
08/28/2008 02:10:16 PM · #6
I wonder if you can take a video while cleaning the sensor? ;-)
08/28/2008 02:36:37 PM · #7
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

I wonder if you can take a video while cleaning the sensor? ;-)

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08/28/2008 02:47:55 PM · #8
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

Coolio. I'd love it if my 40D had a movie function, it would be a lot of fun to control the dof and have big zoom.

Of course, my little point & shoot is easy clamp low on my bike for neat angles, which I wouldn't risk with my slr.

Check out this video I made recently. I used a superclamp and mounted my Canon Powershot A95 point & shoot to my daughter's bike handlebars, then to a couple of different places on my bike. :-)


HA! I saw you cut the guy in the wheelchair at the end. I'm reporting you! ;]
08/28/2008 02:48:05 PM · #9
seems like a gimmick to me

most video hobbyists would just buy a higher end HD camcorder, no?

kinda like selling a shotgun with a built in fishing pole
08/28/2008 02:50:30 PM · #10
Originally posted by hopper:

kinda like selling a shotgun with a built in fishing pole

Hmmm... you don't have a patent on that, do you?
08/28/2008 02:52:38 PM · #11
Originally posted by hopper:

kinda like selling a shotgun with a built in fishing pole


They got those? Cool!!! I'm headed to Wally World (WalMart) right after work.

Ever since I saw them fish with shotguns in Second Hand Lions, I wanted one.
08/28/2008 02:52:48 PM · #12
Originally posted by violinist123:

If this is going to be some new trend, I hope that they offer video and non-video capable versions of the same cameras. Paying for a feature I wouldn't use sucks. Adding additional complication to an already complex piece of electronics and increasing the number of things which can fail sucks as well.


The thing is, I was very much the same with Live View - I thought it was kind of a step backwards and I would never use it, hell I cant even Auto-focus with it, but then I tried it and found it was actually very well implemented and actually very useful. I tend to use it when out shooting nature, I can just use the 10x zoom (which does not pixellate) and watch the wildlife closer than any of my lens allow through the view-finder. Also, maybe people will find they enjoy shooting movies as much as still photography, especially when they can use all their lenses... I will reserve judgement on Movie mode in DSLR, but I will not dismiss it without trying it like I did with live-view.
08/28/2008 03:03:32 PM · #13
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Originally posted by hopper:

kinda like selling a shotgun with a built in fishing pole

Hmmm... you don't have a patent on that, do you?

I do
08/28/2008 03:06:17 PM · #14
When I'm out with my family, sometimes I like to take pictures and sometimes I like to take video.

I don't have a camcorder, but I do have a Nikon Coolpix 8800 that takes video. Sometime I will carry both my Nikon D80 and my 8800 if I want to do both still and video.

But a dSLR that does 720p video as well? Sold!
08/28/2008 03:11:50 PM · #15
i think it's awesome! i was always interested in film as well as still images so that might be a great opportunity! oh and heck, shooting movies with my fisheye could be insane...;D
08/28/2008 03:14:22 PM · #16
Originally posted by Mephisto:

shooting movies with my fisheye could be insane...;D


i can't argue with that
08/28/2008 03:41:28 PM · #17
shooting movies with a 85 1.2 1.4 would be pretty awesome as well

Message edited by author 2008-08-28 15:41:36.
08/28/2008 03:42:21 PM · #18
Lens Baby, baby!
08/28/2008 03:51:45 PM · #19
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Lens Baby, baby!

ya in one of the minivideos it looks like some one had a 24PC on the camera ..
fun!
08/28/2008 05:53:36 PM · #20
Did anyone see this disclaimer??????
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*Autofocus is not available when recording movies. Matrix metering is used regardless of the metering method selected.*

It doesn't autofocus in video mode? If that is accurate, it makes it almost useless. Am I not reading that correctly?
08/28/2008 06:00:38 PM · #21
Originally posted by Jaker:

Did anyone see this disclaimer??????
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*Autofocus is not available when recording movies. Matrix metering is used regardless of the metering method selected.*

It doesn't autofocus in video mode? If that is accurate, it makes it almost useless. Am I not reading that correctly?


2 words..

Focus Ring. Its there for a reason.
08/28/2008 06:45:21 PM · #22
Sure it is. Now show me how well you can continually focus on a moving object, holding the camera steady, etc. Shooting video is way different than shooting stills, and if it REALLY can't autofocus it may as well be a webcam.
08/28/2008 06:55:47 PM · #23
Originally posted by Jaker:

Sure it is. Now show me how well you can continually focus on a moving object, holding the camera steady, etc. Shooting video is way different than shooting stills, and if it REALLY can't autofocus it may as well be a webcam.


But thats what DoF is for...and could make for some very cool effects. I would now just like to see a Nikon Video camera that I could use all my lenses on. Then Im sold!
08/28/2008 06:56:29 PM · #24
Originally posted by Simms:

I will reserve judgement on Movie mode in DSLR, but I will not dismiss it without trying it like I did with live-view.


I will. For the same reason I dismiss cameras and mp3 players in phones. There are dedicated devices for both which do a superior job. It's functionality I don't want, end up paying extra for when all I need is a phone and is something else that can go wrong. LiveView is an enhancement of the primary technology, not a secondary technology bolted on to be used as an additional line item in a marketing brochure.
08/28/2008 09:09:13 PM · #25
Originally posted by Jaker:

Now show me how well you can continually focus on a moving object, holding the camera steady, etc. Shooting video is way different than shooting stills, and if it REALLY can't autofocus it may as well be a webcam.

That was my first thought, too... I notice the sample videos did a lot of artsy focal panning. Which is a cool effect, but I believe that autofocus would be the preferred mode of operation.

I wonder if aperture is locked as well...
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