$1,000 Camera VS $8,000 Camera!!


– What’s up everybody? Peter McKinnon here, and today we’re talking about a one
thousand dollar camera versus an eight thousand dollar camera. What’s the difference? Why is it so much money? Oh my god. Okay, we got a lot to talk about and not a lot of time,
so let’s jump into it. First things first, which
cameras are we comparing today? Well, we will be talking
about the Canon 80D versus the Canon 1D, which is what I’m actually filming on right now. (upbeat music) Let’s get acquainted with these cameras. This is the Canon 80D,
the newest in it’s class with the dual pixel AF auto focus. What does that mean? I’ll break it down. Essentially Canon, oh,
Canon smashes everybody when it comes to the auto
focus in their cameras. It is so fast, so accurate, you’re not going to find lots of hunting. What’s hunting? It’s kinda when the lens it trying to find something to focus on. It might be trying to
focus on the background, and then a different part of your face, or it’s just workin’ too hard, too much. Canon has this system on lock. Woohoo, part of the reason
I haven’t jumped ship yet is because that auto focus is just money. I have grown to use it
on professional shoots. I rely on it now, which
actually could be a problem, the fact that I count on it so much. If I go to something without it, I’m like (gasp), what? This is an APSC size sensor. It’s a one point six crop, that means the image sensor, the actual part inside that processes the image,
that captures the image it’s cropped by one point six times opposed to a full frame sensor. That means, this is a 35 mil lens. If it’s a cropped sensor, this has to be timesed by one point six, 35 times one point six
is a 56 millimeter lens. Double check my math on that. So you gotta keep that in mind. Now, that is great if
you’re shooting sports or anything with telephoto, because you are actually
getting more range out of your lens, not just
a seventy-two hundred, now it’s a one twelve to three twenty. So you’re actually getting more. But if you want wider lenses, that’s where it starts to hurt you a little bit because you might pay for a 14 millimeter or a 16 millimeter, and
you’re not going to be getting that ultra wide angle. So that is the one drawback of having an APSC size sensor. However, it’s not the
end of the world at all. It’s a full HD camera, does 1080P, does 60 frames at 1080P, but
that is as much as it does as far as frame rates go. You’re not going to get that super buttery 120 frames slow motion. 60 frames is still great. However, that’s one thing that this camera is lacking on, in my opinion. And a lot of the Canon
cameras are lacking on, in my opinion is the introduction of higher frame rate video
across all of the bodies. So we got that three inch screen that spins around, great for vlogging, great for holding it out
so you can actually see what you’re doing when
you’re filming yourself. Hello. The battery life’s pretty good, takes the classic Canon LPE6 battery, which is the same in the 5D Mark Three, and the 5D Mark Four, and the 5D Mark Two. Great battery, great battery
life, happy with that. Now, the shutter speed, the
frames per second on this, it goes up to seven frames a second. So as far as high speed shooting goes when it comes to photos,
you’re only getting seven frames a second. I mean the iPhone, I think
might even be faster than that. This is what I recommend most people get. If you want to start making films, if you want to start making vlogs, if you want to start a YouTube Channel, this is a solid, solid camera. It has that slow-mo, it’s
not 120 frames a second but it’s still something
that’s there at 1080P. It’s a great, great camera to start with. Now some of the drawbacks,
it doesn’t shoot 4K. It’s 2017, 4K is kinda just
one of those things now that is, like, standard. I mean, you’ve got the Sony RX105 which is a small, little
point and shoot camera. That shoots 4K, my iPhone shoots 4K. Why doesn’t this shoot 4K? That’s a big reason a lot of
people are switching to Sonys. But, for the price, this
is a thousand bucks, or ten ninety-nine on Amazon. You gotta put a lens on it still, but you are getting great technology inside this camera for ten ninety-nine. So, really, really, recommend it. But how does it differ
from something like the 1D? Well, I’m shooting on the 1D right now. I’ll snap my fingers
and we’ll be on the 80D. (snap) Okay, now we are on the 80D. It’s not 4K, but we are
using the same lights, the same mic, it’s set
up exactly the same way on the tripod as the 1D was, and it looks pretty damn good. If you’re just starting out or you’re serious about film making and you want to dump
some money into a camera but not too much, this is a great option. Now this, is the 1D. (explosion, shattering glass) Now this is a big camera. This camera is heavy, that
is one of the drawbacks. However, it’s heavy for many reasons. There is a lot going on in this thing. This thing is a beast. It almost doesn’t matter
what time of the day you’re shooting at, you
can crank that ISO up and you can shoot video, photos at practically any time of the day. Now the reason it’s
also a much bigger body, is because it’s got a grip on the bottom so you can take photos here, and you can also be taking photos here. So without having to buy
an extra battery grip to plug into the bottom,
this is just built in. Another reason this is
so big is ’cause it’s got this big, fat, let me see
if we can see this here. It’s got this giant battery in it. You can see that battery is huge. These are giant batteries. They last so long, this thing never dies. I only have two batteries because I’ve never actually needed to have three. It also comes with a giant charger that charges both of the batteries at the same time, which is awesome. Unlike the 80D that does
seven frames a second, this camera does 16 frames a second. So if we’re shooting in camera mode, and we put this over to high
speed frames, you’ll see (rapid clicks) That’s a fast camera. You can even see how
many times the mirror… I shouldn’t be doing
this, but check this out. Watch that mirror go. There, you can see me right there. (rapid clicks) That’s the best thing I’ve
ever seen in my whole life. This camera is fast. Now, in order to keep
up with those speeds, you need to use what’s
called the cFast card. Now, that’s one big
drawback of this camera. These cards are amazing,
that’s a cFast card. These cards are amazing,
but a 128 gig card is going to run you, like, $800. (crowd groans) These things write at
550 megabytes a second. What’s nice is you have
both card slots inside here, so when you’re shooting
something important, you can have it writing to a cFast card and a CF card at the same time which is great for back ups, especially if it’s an
occasion like a wedding or it’s an even that you need to know before you leave that event that you’ve already
got a backup in camera, before you even get to
taking your laptop out. So another big win. A lot of the pro cameras
do have two slots. This thing is weather sealed. You can get this thing
pretty much soaking wet. I wouldn’t recommend it,
but it can take a beating. When you combo that with L Series lenses, which are also weather sealed. If it’s raining, if it’s snowing, if your getting tons of mist, whatever the occasion, I
don’t ever worry about it. It’s always fine. This thing has been completely
soaked from the snow, from rain, from all of the above. No issues. Now let’s talk about
B-roll and frame rates, because that’s what interests
me a lot with cameras. I shoot a lot of my B-roll
at 120 frames a second. Now the 1D does 120
frames per second at 1080. It also does 60 frames a second at 4K. So those are two incredible options that are built into this camera, and it looks so good,
as you guys have seen in a lot of my vlogs and videos, the B-roll is just buttery smooth. (upbeat music) Now, what does the 80D
do, as far as B-roll. Well, it does 60 frames a
second at 1080, and that’s it. So, in terms of frame rates,
this thing is a beast. But that’s also why it’s so expensive. There are not many cameras
out there right now doing 120 frames a second at 1080 that look as good as this. You guys have seen the proof. Also, 60 frames at 4K is incredible. There’s a reason this costs so much money. But can you still get good B-roll with a camera that’s
only a thousand bucks? 100%, you can still
shoot 60 frames a second and get a nice, slow, cinematic sequence. We went out and just shot a couple things. It was super cold today and snowy, but we went out and shot a couple things to show you the difference
between 120 frames a second using this, and 60 frames
per second using the 80D. (upbeat music) And we’re back in the 1D. Can you see the difference? Like I’ve always said, the best camera is the camera that you have
with you when it counts. So that’s it for me, guys. I hope you guys enjoyed
this little comparison of a $1,000 camera
versus an $8,000 camera. It’s not exactly an equal comparison being that they’re such different cameras intended for such different uses. But that’s what out there. That’s what people are using right now, and I leave it to you to
decide if it’s worth it or not. For me, it’s worth it. Hit that like button
if you like this video. Subscribe if you aren’t already, and I will see you guys in the next video. Hooo, missing my hat again. (upbeat music)

100 Replies to “$1,000 Camera VS $8,000 Camera!!”

  1. im looking to get into concert photography any camera recommendation? entry level price ($600 ish) mid level ($1200 ish) and top level ($2000+)

  2. Im taking my pictures with a Canon EOS 400d though it works well for me because im a beginner!

  3. I am watching this in 2019 and own my 80d since 2017 and still loving it. would love to move further to full frame but canon doesn't have a the camera yet. no real 4k and no 120 fps still unless for the 1dx. TWO YEARS AFTE THIS VIDEO!!!!! holy cow. is this really happening ? I feel kind of ……

  4. 2 years on and I think 120 fps might just be the the most overused thing on YouTube, along with Drone footage and over the top transitions. Still love both Cameras though!

  5. @Petermckinnon What do you think about Panasonic gh4. I have it, but I don know to use it next. Can I buy a canon 80d.

  6. Peter, you could tag your videos, it would be easier to follow from here in Brazil to people who do not understand much English. Hugs.

  7. I’d rather spend my $1000 on a Sony. Better quality than an 80 D, plus it shoots in 4K. (Costs a little over a thousand but still worth the investment).

  8. Do you think they still make crop as a way to upcharge pros? Technology where it’s at they should all be full frame and stick with it across the board. Image quality is basically the same

  9. Hello, I’m just starting out with photography and learning so much with your content. I was considering getting the Nikon D3500. Any thought you can share ? Would greatly appreciate it.

  10. I'd take 1 week anywhere because even though people would love high-quality videos/ pictures, I think that they'd appreciate great content from some awesome location! Not to mention that the $8000.00 camera would still require some awesome glass, a microphone and some very expensive cards to be fully operational!

  11. Just bought a used Nikon N90S and accessories same setup I had in the 90's $120 my canon m6 will now sit in darkness for months.

  12. I'm not Sony user but Sony A9 eat that canon for a breakfast and for less than half of the price 🙂
    It's hard to realise what they gonna bring in future We only at beginning of mirroless life

  13. No one talks about walking around carrying pro sticks (heavy) in 95 degree heat. Doing pans in contorted positions throwing the back out. Talking to interesting passerby's, creating the story, editing the dang footage which may take weeks. I've been doing all this with a 5Ti using a lens one step up from kit. I've been filming all summer and have never seen any other hobbyists using a tripod.  Many people think you just walk around with this 'thing' around your neck and take GREAT shots all at horizontal  position. Remember people, FULL FRAME means spending a ton of money.

  14. 2 years later I am wondering if paying $8000 dollars for a camera for its video capabilities is still worth it considering that Panasonic GH5 is cheaper than $8000 and it seems to be the videographers dream. It seems to me that it is much better to buy a 5D and a GH5 for less than $8000.

  15. Hey @PeterMcKinnon, I recently started watching your channel, and I really enjoy what you do. I also have a passion for photography and film making. I wanted to know what's a good camera for me to start with my budget is $1200.

  16. Doesn't auto-focus performance also depends on the lens? i.e. if using a cheaper Canon EF lens, the AF would be both noisy and slow, a lot of hunting, whereas the high-end L series lenses would be quiet and very quick with the AF

  17. Your ideas are always brilliant sir Peter, your insights are so practical that we can make use of it. Thank you so much.

  18. Would you still suggest a Canon 80D for a beginner (both videos and photos) even after 2 years from uploading this video?

  19. I'm from Africa, off course you know about our economy here, am having about $800 USD to invest in a camera so I can kick start my photography career but I'm scared of making a choice cuz I have no idea what camera to get, I feel like I can get an affordable one but in turn get no customer at the end of the day which will hence lead to frustrations and mental retardation if possible 😏,, am seeking an honest advice and or sale me something within my budget that I will be grateful for and am gone try my best to use the crap out of it. A give away can totally change life🙏

  20. In reply to Peter's question, I'd choose the $8k camera. After using it for a looong time to make films that make me happy, I'd use the money I earned from making those films to fly myself to anywhere in the world… then make a film there too. Eat. Sleep. Film. Repeat.

  21. Am I the only idiot that doesn’t use or care about 4K video … I’ll wait for 9 k I hear it looks better than the human eye can see )

  22. 3 years in, just copped a 1D C with just a lil over double that of the 80D at the time this was recorded 😉 Excited to see what the two combined would look like!

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