So I am getting a dslr soon and was looking around the stores here. I had it set in my mind that I would go with the T2i, but then I saw the SOny A33. It is slightly cheaper and has a few features i find appealing. It shoots 1080p at 60fps, has a continuous auto focus while shooting, and does 7fps with photos. But I know the canon series is somewhat the standard for DSLR filming. If any of you have an opinion about these cameras in comparison, advice would be appreciated.!
Here is a link to a side by side comparison for anyone who wants to see
oo if it's 1080p60i then that's worthless, and no 24p does suck. i agree with eheath on that for sure.
but evan, are you sure that the continuous autofocus is a gimmick? i'm actually pretty impressed by it. sure it's not as good as the autofocus on a real video camera, but it's a far cry from nikon's 'continuous autofocus.'
However, it can be quite useful for run-n-gun photography.
It really depends what you will be using the camera for. If you lean more towards video, then go with the Canon. If you prefer photography....then still go with the Canon. It really is a better Camera IMO.
it seems like it would be most useful when doing follow cams with a super deep depth of field, so that no major adjustments would be necessary. i would definitely never use it for shallow dof/handheld stuff
yep, wide and stopped down....therefore super deep depth of field.
i like to keep the background a tiny bit soft though, so i probably wouldn't have the focus at infinity. hence the reason why i think some autofocus might be nice. really hard to keep focus while using a glidecam
If the cont. autofocus on the A33 worked that well, I might consider using it myself. However during all my tests (and other's) the focus jumps slightly when you are tracking subjects a little more than 10 feet away.
The jump is only minor, but definitely noticeable.
I have little doubt that continuous autofocus is the future of the industry, and will likely replace the follow-focus; but its going to take some time. The A33 is only the first generation of this feature - give it some time.
i don't think it will replace follow-focus. follow-focus is completely different. that's more of a tool for when you want to do something like rack focus, which would be impossible with autofocus alone (you wouldn't need autofocus at all for that type of thing).