The Toronto International Film Festival is in full swing right now. As you run around the city, seeing cool new flicks and chasing after celebrities, maybe it’s gotten you to thinking a little bit – “Maybe I could make movies myself.” And to that, I say… “Yes, yes you can.”
With constantly evolving technology, it’s never been easier to pick up a camera and try your hand at filmmaking. The camera quality is so high these days that it’s very possible to make your work look professional even on a low budget. Canon’s EOS line, for example is continually blurring the lines between industry and personal use. Advertising corporations and independent films and certain Hollywood blockbusters have all utilized these high-quality but utilitarian cameras. Chances are a good number of this year’s festival films were shot with an EOS model. And it’s super easy for you to get your hands on one too.
The Canon EOS Rebel SL1 is a great camera for newcomers to start on that also affords optimum image quality. It utilizes an 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor to get your photos or video as crisp and detailed as possible. There’s also a ridiculous ISO range of 100-12800 for stills and 100-6400 for video so that whether you’re in bright light, low light or anywhere in between, the image quality will stay consistent. Additionally, the autofocus capabilities are out of this world with the Hybrid CMOS AF II system to aid you when you’re shooting action. And when you’re making your cinematic masterpiece, the Canon EOS Full HD Movie Mode with Movie Servo AF will make your footage smooth and beautiful (if that’s what you’re going for, of course). Best of all, the Rebel SL1 is compact and easy to move around – perfect for any guerilla shoot you have in mind.
If you’ve got a higher budget to work with and you’re in the market for something more advanced, look no further than the EOS 70D. This top notch, industry standard camera is used by professionals the world over, while at the same time, not being too daunting for amateurs. The 20.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and DIGIC 5+ Image Processor makes everything you do with it sparkle. Its Duel Pixel CMOS AutoFocus will help your video recording out immensely and it also contains the Movie Servo AF to help you shoot subjects in motion.
So now that you’ve taken in a ton of films and gotten all the inspiration you need, it’s time to start creating your own movie magic. Canon’s EOS cameras can help you get there.
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