7d, good replacement for sony FX1000? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon EOS Crop Sensor for HD

Canon EOS Crop Sensor for HD
APS-C sensor cameras including the 80D, 70D, 7D Mk. II, 7D, EOS M and Rebel models for HD video recording.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 30th, 2009, 05:33 PM   #1
Regular Crew
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 38
7d, good replacement for sony FX1000?

Hi everyone,

I'm sure i'm not the only one in the wedding business looking for the DSLR look in their wedding video. I bought the sony FX1000 in april and i love the camera, i've switched it from my 3 yrs old FX1 so it's almost the same camera. I don't really have the budget to invest in a 5dmk2 but with the lower price of the 7d , i'm really interested in maybe switching to the dslr world. My question is, since I've always been a solo wedding videographer, is it a possibility to shoot a whole wedding day with a canon 7d?

I would buy a rode mic, extra batteries, battery grip, merlin steadicam (or similar), and maybe a rig for dslr.

Is it a good choice to switch to dslr? I need to mention i would sell my FX1000 to buy the new gear too so I would only have the 7d as a shooting camera.

Has anyone shot a wedding day with only a 5dmk2 (or similar camera) and had good result in every situations?

What would be essential with the camera to replace a real HDV camcorder?
(batteries, audio inputs, mics, eye cup, etc)

Thanks for your suggestions everyone!

Creafilm studio
Jean Rousseau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 30th, 2009, 05:40 PM   #2
Regular Crew
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Daegu, Korea
Posts: 180
I can't recommend using a DSLR for sole coverage of an event like a wedding. I love my 5Ds and use them for everything I can, but if I need to shoot a memorial service or some other uncontrolled, one-time-only event, I reach for the EX1. The 5D excels at controlled action, but its focus and sound limitations make it a difficult choice for event work.

A 7D would make a great 2nd-unit camera, though.
Daniel Bates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 30th, 2009, 05:44 PM   #3
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Pembroke Pines, Fl.
Posts: 1,818
How would you even make it through a ceremony with a 12 minute limit before you have to power down the camera?
I've shot a lot of weddings, and have wanted to use something like the 7d, but it would have to be a 2nd or 3rd camera. I have a letus extreme, but would never use it as the main rig for a wedding.
Bruce Yarock
Yarock Video and Photo
Bruce S. Yarock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 1st, 2009, 09:48 AM   #4
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Worldwide
Posts: 1,589
Powering down and back up should be no problem...as long as it isn't when there is a never-to-be-repeated moment...and there are often many at weddings...so it could often be a problem! :)

There are many, many problems working in a gun-n-run environment, or news reporting, or weddings etc., when a DSLR is your ONLY equipment for capturing important video footage.

The advice of Bruce and Daniel mirrors my own. The DSLR would be OK if used as a back-up or second camera to use in certain conditions such as for taking some off-the-cuff short video clips in between stills shots when your main FX1000 happens to be still in the bag. But for the main wedding ceremony, stick with the camcorder.
Tony Davies-Patrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 1st, 2009, 10:23 AM   #5
Inner Circle
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Camas, WA, USA
Posts: 5,458
If you really want the DSLR look for an event like that you would want two cameras (or more) with large memory cards. You would have one operator stop/start their recording after six minutes, and then shoot everything to the 12-minute limit to ensure that nothing is missed. Use external audio, so there are never any audio gaps. And then you need a strategy for ensuring adequate focus...

A single DSLR just wouldn't cut it for longer, critical, live events.
Jon Fairhurst
Jon Fairhurst is online now   Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

Omega Broadcast
(512) 251-7778
Austin, TX

(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

(800) 238-8480
Glendale, CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon EOS Crop Sensor for HD

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:37 PM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2015 The Digital Video Information Network