Canon Embraces DSLR Filmmaking with New Video Creator Kits


Taking advantage of the advanced High Definition video capabilities of its DSLRs, Canon has just announced Video Creator Kits for theT6i, T5i, and 70D that feature the APS-C camera with zoom lens, the RØDE VideoMic GO On-Camera Shotgun Microphone, and a Class 10 Sandisk 32GB SDHC memory card. Each camera can record Full HD 1080p video at up to 30 fps and features a 3.0" vari-angle touchscreen to assist with composition. Separating itself is the 70D, with Dual Pixel CMOS AF for enhanced autofocus performance during video and live view and a longer EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens, compared to the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lenses included with the T5i and T6i.

The RØDE VideoMic GO is a lightweight shoe-mounted microphone that plugs directly into the camera’s 3.5mm input. It provides improved audio recording with a directional supercardioid polar pattern that helps eliminate excess noise coming from the sides of the camera. This will produce a clearer signal than the camera’s built-in mic when shooting in noisy environments or at longer distances. This mic also comes equipped with a Rycote Lyre shockmount that limits interference from handling and movement. Additionally, the Class 10 Sandisk 32GB SD card is certified to handle data rates of 10MB/s, high enough to ensure video recording will not be interrupted.

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