Canon 7D video made with pre-production camera September 14 2009

Here is a short  movie made with a pre-production Canon 7D. Shot by wedding photographer Jason Magbanua, the movie gives a peek at the lives of Filipino carnival workers.

Canon has packed some pretty nice features into the $1,700 DSLR, which is due out later this month. In addition to 24fps video, the 7D offers 8 frames per second shooting and a weather sealed body. For $1,700 you get a crop sensor, rather than full frame, but there is still a lot of magic packed into that little body. Not too long ago I thought my Sony Hi-8 was the top in video quality, but the new generation of  DSLRs with HD video capabilities opens up an entirely world of cinematic opportunity. I'm looking forward to getting my hands on one.