Originally Posted by MistaBernie
If you go by professional utilization, I can name movies that featured footage from Canon DSLRs (see Act of Valor, Crank, amongst others). Don't know of any films using Nikon DSLR video footage, but that's a horrible metric. The fact is, both systems are high quality and there really isn't a 'better' system overall (though each does some things better than the other).
i think they meant you see more nikons in the movies like actors holding nikons as in product placement.
Originally Posted by Exidous
The differences now-a-days is so minute that you just need to hold one in your hand. Which one feels more comfortable. Check out the menu systems and decide which you like better. Both will take great HD Video and pictures. I use a Canon T2i but thats only because at the time I was shopping Nikon hadn't released it's competing version. If both were out I would have checked the menus and the ergonomics and decided. Once you choose a camera brand is can become expensive to change because you develope a collection of lenses that will only work for that manufacturer.
Edit: There was a House episode that was shot with the T2i I believe. You couldn't even tell the difference.
Edit2: Sony makes a great camera as well but the bodies are smaller so if you have big hands like mine it won't feel comfortable.
one episode of house was shot partially with a T2i but they mainly stuck with the 5D2 because it offers the FF sensor. you cant really tell the difference between the 5D2 and T2i when watching TV because honestly TVs dont show all the detail. but you can definitely tell the difference when they switched from film to DSLR shooting. both companies now offer the ability to monitor and control audio in camera without a preamp although i have not seen any evidence of whether or not they have left out AGC which is not an issue anymore if you have manual control over audio levels
also on a side note if we are just looking at video nikon kinda wins now sorta just because of the uncompressed HDMI out on the D800. to get that feature from a canon DSLR you will have to buy the 1D-C which is $10k+ and not out yet. as far as image quality the differences are not big enough to honestly argue about anymore. but like 1 year ago canon easily had the better DSLRs for videoEdited by Conspiracy - 4/19/12 at 1:54pm