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The Original Canon EOS M at the Central Park Zoo - in 1080!

This was shot 6 years ago using a Canon 55-250mm lens (equivalent to 80-400mm) and a Canon 35mm f2.0 on a tiny, white EOS M - handheld! In those days, 1080 was it and no IBIS, just plain old OIS. And no PDAF, dual-pixel or otherwise.

I happened to watch this recently just to see how we had progressed. But, I must be going blind - this looks terrific on my 4K screens. I am NOT claiming it is better than 4K from an G9, but I am astonished by the steadiness and the video quality. Plenty of fur and feathers.

Here is the Vimeo version, which you can download in original form. In those days I was a purist - editing strictly using smart rendering - no adjustments in post whatsoever and no re-rendering, so this video is straight from the camera, except the clips were cut and merged for your delight (I was a little too generous about length). Canon video! 1080!


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No, you weren't going blind. This is just another proof there is always more to the apparent aesthetics in video footage other than resolution, dynamic range, micro-contrast detail or floating gimbal like stability. Now you know why my workhorse C100, which is stuck firmly in 1080p albeit superior in almost every way to your ancient Canon M camera, has still been alive and well until this day on all sorts of 4K screeens.
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Yes i had one of those,i liked the colour the camera gave but there is no way i would go back to using one now,for me 4Ks vastly better PQ makes me glad i moved as soon as 4K arrived.
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To me the biggest downside of the old-timey 1080/50,60i is the interlacing. When my Sony CX700E first arrived about 10 years ago I was so excited to be able to shoot at 1080/50p at last. And ever since, 99% of the footage ever shot with that camcorder until this day has been 1080/50p. Call me a non-appreciator of the true cinematic style or whatever but the superiority of 50p or 60p for most of you over 50i, 25p and 24p is always obvious to me at least on computer displays. It also means I have had no need to fiddle with ND filters to make the kind of dynamic subjects I like to shoot the most watchable. This is important. Who wants to juggle ND filters shooting once in a lifetime scenes on holidays or vacations?

Now with the cheapest phones capable of shooting 4K but mostly only at 30p I have seen far worse stuff than I saw when I was still shooting HDV or AVCHD 1080/50i with my various Sony cameras 10+ years ago.

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To me the biggest downside of the old-timey 1080/50,60i is the interlacing. When my Sony CX700E first arrived about 10 years ago I was so excited to be able to shoot at 1080/50p at last. And ever since, 99% of the footage ever shot with that camcorder until this day has been 1080/50p.
I would convert 1080i30 shot with interlaced cameras into 720p60, looks great. It is not 1080p60 of course.

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Call me a non-appreciator of the true cinematic style or whatever but the superiority of 50p or 60p for most of you over 50i, 25p and 24p is always obvious to me at least on computer displays.
50i looks the same as 50p. 25p/24p looks totally different.
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