NAB 2011 – Vincent Compares Canon to Phantom
By: Sebastian Wöber
I passed Vincents presentation at the Canon booth the other day. I really liked the very cinematic 1Dmk4 footage he showed but was surprised when he compared the 1Dmk4 to a Phantom camera.
I managed to grab a blurry image of the slide (see above) in which you can see a $750k Phantom setup on the left and a $50k 1D mark 4 setup on the right.
His words: “Do the math! You know, none of us have 50 thousand dollars laying around, maybe 2 in the audience do, but I can take a lot more of the cameras on the right than I can of the cameras on the left, that’s why it becomes much more versatile.”
He also added: “That being said the camera on the left does things the camera on the right does not.”
I feel like Canon wants to sell their dslrs in a way that is very misleading.
The Phantom model shown in that slide was a highspeed camera that records 1500fps uncompressed 1080p to be exact.
In his speech Vincent showed some of his latest work and explained the benefits of using dslrs on a proferssional shoot.