Both the A7s and 5D are a combination of photography and video cameras, but Sony definitively launched the A7s to appeal more to video while the 5D is still largely a photographer's camera. So in one sense it’s a bit unfair to go with this comparison because the 5D Mark III is a phenomenal still camera and is definitely the camera I’ll take for my wedding photography jobs, that said, there are quite a few videographers using the 5D Mark III for video, including me and so this comparison is for us.
Two brand new video cameras with different strengths going head to head is always a ton of fun. Not quite as fun as having to make the decision of which one of these cameras to purchase. We all know by now that nothing beats the A7s in low light and the 4k in camera shooting of the GH4 definitely has it’s advantages. So which one of these cameras should take its place in your camera bag, let’s find out in this review.
I still can’t quite believe that the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 lens exists but it does, and it is great! With stunning build quality, out of this world F1.8 aperture, and a zoom range to go along with it. And after a week with this lens so far, the 18-35 has made a believer out of me.
The Sony A7s brings the awesome capabilities of the original A7 and combines them with a new 12mp sensor making it a low light king, a ton of video features such as zebras and peaking, and records it all internally at up to 60fps @ 1080p internally or 4k and 30fps using an external recorder through the HDMI port. But is that enough to keep it alive as the competition increases in this video segment? Check out the full review after the break.
Purchase the Sony A7S
Canon's newest and smallest DSLR, the Canon Rebel SL1 (100D) is now here and yes, it is noticeably smaller than other DSLRs, especially when used with the Canon 40mm f/2.8 Pancake lens. So LearningCameras put the Canon Rebel SL1 through it's paces testing low light performance, dynamic range, and many other features. We also compared the low light performance to the Canon 7D and Nikon D7100 to see if Canon has improved the sensor technology. Click past the break for the stunning results.
Can a $400 camera take as good a picture as a $4000 pro shooter? Do you really need to be investing in extremely high end gear to get top end image quality? And do you really need the weight, size, and risk of a pro camera to deliver uncompromising results? We answer those questions by taking the $4000 Canon 5D Mark III and the $400 Canon EOS M to shoot some $400,000 cars.
We put the Nikon D7100 head to head with the Canon 7D to see how each camera performs. Head past the break for the review and access to the RAW files from this test.
The Nikon D5300 rocks a 24MP sensor, no AA filter, Wifi, GPS, 5fps shooting, and more. But how do those specs work out in real life images and does Nikon's famous dynamic range pan out in this consumer DSLR? Head past the break as we take the D5300 and shoot some awesome exotic cars.