Over the past several years the video production industry has seen a gradual transition from traditional camcorders like the Panasonic HVX200 to digital DSLR cameras like the Canon D series. What brought about the transition from camcorder to DSLR?

DSLR cameras have a smaller camera body and perform better in low light and offer a wide range of lenses that are easy and quick to change. These factors make the DSLR a cost effective alternative to the large camcorders. Many Hollywood productions are embracing DSLRs and making the switch. Several primetime dramas have started to use DSLRs as well, including the hit show Numb3rs. Another series to embrace the SLR is the medical drama, House. The entire final episode of this season was filmed on the Canon 5D Mark II. Check out the teaser below.

At Litewave Media, we’re no exception. Several months ago our Tampa video production company began incorporating DSLR cameras, such as our Canon 5D and 7D, into our video production equipment. Our latest award-winning independent film, StarGump was filmed on the Canon 5D Mark II. We have been using the DSLR for commercial productions in the Tampa Bay area including a local Sarasota solar panel installation business. However Litewave Media will continue to use camcorders as well, making Litewave Media a truly versatile company capable of both camcorder and DSLR filming.

Andrew and Christian filming with the Canon 5D Mark II.


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