With the recent announcements of the D90 and perhaps more prominently the 5D Mark II (since it actually has the features to make video usable… like AF and external mic jack), photography circles have been alight with excitement (and a fair amount of naysayer criticism) about video on SLRs.
It’s probably no secret where I stand on video capabilities for still cameras. While we’ve seen only boring tripod-mounted sample videos so far, Canon’s just put out a short film, Reverie, made by Vincent Laforet:
Vincent’s blog post here: http://blog.vincentlaforet.com/2008/09/22/without-further-ado-reverie/
Image quality is absolutely stunning, but I have to admit, the 30fps just kills me while I’m watching it – the level of immersion is just not the same. The video world needs 24fps (or better yet, variable fps to any number!). PLEASE.
UPDATE: The links above no longer work, but the video has been reposted.