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1920x1080 24fps 12bit, what cameras can do this?
« on: March 09, 2019, 10:44:47 PM »
Hi all, im sorry if this has already been asked/answered elsewhere, I've tried my best to research first but little info and a lot of it is old and I know there's been many updates,

basically I want to record in full 1920x1080 (none of these random resolutions lol) with at least 12bit (preferably 14) at 24fps, that's it, not interested in raw or 2.5k, just 1080p 24fps 12bit, which is basically what all the ML canon cameras do natively except the 12bit

and I want to be able to record for ATLEAST 5mins EVERY TIME, not 2or3 attempts of 10 second clips before finally getting 5+ mins, I want at least 5mins minimum every single time I hit record,

so my question is, which (if any) cameras can do this? and if there are a few that can, which is the cheapest?

P.s. a flip screen would be a bonus but if no flip screen cams can do this then its not a deal breaker


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Re: 1920x1080 24fps 12bit, what cameras can do this?
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2019, 11:41:30 AM »
5D3 if "full 1920x1080" means crop modes excluded.
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Re: 1920x1080 24fps 12bit, what cameras can do this?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2019, 03:37:11 AM »
Here's a table of all the ML cameras' RAW video capabilities.

I'd like to add that I personally recommend the 50D (unless you really need onboard sound). You can get ones that have Error 30 for very cheap. Error 30 prevents you from taking photos, but video is fine.
Here's some stuff I've shot on mine.
And here's a clip by someone else, also shot on the 50D with ML RAW.
The native video resolution of 1584x1046 (can be cropped to 16:9 at 1584x894, or 2.39 at 1584x662) is good enough for me, personally. I like it because when upscaled to 1080 it looks slightly softer than native 1080, and thus a little more filmic. It uses got CF cards and with the right one it can shoot the full sensor area at full native resolution at 24fps and 14bit - I don't think you can go much higher than that, though. You might be able to do 30 or 36fps with 10 bit, and maybe more if you do a crop in camera. The dynamic range you get with RAW is not the most incredible I've ever seen, I think even my T3i gets a better range (in its RAW photos), but it's still a huge improvement over Rec709 footage. It's got a minor problem with aliasing, but you can buy a $300 OLPF for it. You can't see the aliasing 95% of the time, though. Overall, the 50D is totally worth it as long as you keep these caveats in mind.


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Re: 1920x1080 24fps 12bit, what cameras can do this?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2019, 06:03:55 AM »
5D3 Best cam to get  hands down , HD is full view -- pixel binding no line skipping , 4k raw video 10,12,14 bit uncompressed & 10,12,14bit lossless @ 24p
5D2 the second best , gets cheaper every day ($200-400 USD) full view Almost full HD 1856x1044 @ 10bit raw 23.976 fps continuous on a 1066x CF card
also 12bit & 14bit but not continuous ,  in 5x zoom 10bit raw (1:1 pixel no binding or line skipping) up to 3008x1080 & 2624x1200 @ 23.976
Next is the 7D then 50D