Drobo 5D and Drobo Mini: Leaner, Meaner, Faster, Thunderbolt-Equipped

The Drobo family of products are generally respected amongst professionals and tech nerds, but the one complaint was that the dynamic storage arrays were too slow. Drobo listened, and now they're answering back with the Drobo 5D and Drobo Mini, two devices designed to handle the most demanding of file transfers. » 6/21/12 5:00am 6/21/12 5:00am

What Is the Best DSLR for Taking Pictures of Robots In the Dark?

The last time we heard from Crisis Lab, they were shooting video of strippers dancing in the dark to test the Canon 5D Mark III and Nikon D800. Now they're back with another absurdist comparison of the two mammoth DSLRs, closely analyzing how well the beasts photograph in low-light conditions. As before, the video… » 6/07/12 9:20pm 6/07/12 9:20pm

James Cameron Wants to Convert Everyone to 5D

James Cameron wants everyone to adopt "5-D," a term coined by the film and television industry to describe shooting in 2-D and 3-D simultaneously. » 5/04/12 5:44am 5/04/12 5:44am

Please Let This Canon 5D Mark II Ashtray Be Fake

I wonder how this happened. Did a bunch of Chinese businessmen desecrate this Canon 5D Mark II for kicks or were they jonesing for some cigs and had nothing but this used camera lying around? » 6/27/11 11:35pm 6/27/11 11:35pm

One Man Captured Secret Video in North Korea and Lived to Blog About It

In a quest to document daily life in the notoriously secretive North Korea, Steve Gong managed to capture video footage inside the country without anyone noticing. How'd he do it? Well, North Korean's don't know the Canon 5D records video. » 3/14/11 10:00pm 3/14/11 10:00pm

This Is the New York No One Ever Sees

Armed with gloves, a backpack, and a healthy appreciation for the deadliness of the third rail, urban historian Steven Duncan and videographer Andrew Wonder explore the Undercity. This is the hidden New York. And it's beautiful. » 1/03/11 9:00am 1/03/11 9:00am

The Difference Between a Full-Frame Sensor and the Tinier One Inside…

Only the most expensive DSLRs use full-frame sensors—one that's about the same size as a 35mm frame of film. More typical DSLRs, like the Nikon D7000 or Canon T2i use smaller sensors. This video shows what that means. » 10/04/10 2:40pm 10/04/10 2:40pm

Setting A Canon EOS 5D Mark II On Fire For No Real Reason

Hopefully this lovely Canon EOS 5D Mark II was really broken beyond repair before its owner decided to use it as a fire-breathing practice target. » 8/26/10 12:40am 8/26/10 12:40am

How a DSLR, Protractor and Tape Measure Filmed One Man Walking America

Have you seen this incredible Levi's viral ad? A person walks coast-to-coast across America in stop motion. It's basically a commercial, but the effect is genuine. A group of guys traveled across the US, grabbing one shot at a time: » 7/26/10 1:40pm 7/26/10 1:40pm

Laser Light Show Burns a DSLR Sensor

PSA: Next time you're snappin' shots at a show, keep in mind that your swanky DSLR's sensor might not get along so well with that radical laser light show. Vimeo user Agua learned this the hard way. » 7/26/10 1:00pm 7/26/10 1:00pm

Stellar DSLR Time Lapse of a Space Shuttle Launch

Six weeks, and over 100 hours of footage shot on several Canon EOS 5D Mark IIs culminates in this remarkable, 4-minute time lapse of a Space Shuttle launch. [Air&Space via Planet5D] » 5/21/10 6:40pm 5/21/10 6:40pm

House Season Finale Shot Entirely on a Canon 5D Mark II

Wow, the House (great show, btw) season finale was shot entirely on a Canon 5D Mark II. You think that the HD video quality of dSLRs is challenging pro video and film gear yet? » 4/13/10 9:59am 4/13/10 9:59am

Vintage Lomo Lenses Attached To Canon 5D Mark II Create The Most…

Being a lomo user, photographer Hunter Richards's Canon 5D Mark II hack has totally made my Friday. Using a Russian lomo lens from the '80s with an adapter, he managed to create a beautifully-shot lomo film worthy of your attention. » 2/05/10 1:40pm 2/05/10 1:40pm

A Voyeuristic Peek Outside Skywalker Ranch

You should watch this video for two reasons. One, it's gorgeous, filmed on the Canon 5D/7D dSLRs at 1080p. Two, it gives you a peek outside George Lucas' famed workshop, like a more romantic, landscape-focused version of Cribs. [PhilipBloom/Planet5D] » 12/12/09 10:00am 12/12/09 10:00am

New Canon EOS 5D Mark II Firmware to Pack 60fps HD

Canon has already revealed that their EOS 5D Mark II would be getting 24fps 1080P, which is handy for transfers to film. But a new industry-focused meeting revealed the company would also add 60fps 720P support to the camera, which would be great for fast motion clips or half-speed slow motion. [Planet5D] » 12/07/09 8:24am 12/07/09 8:24am

Canon 5D Mark II Firmware Update Unlocks 1080p Video at 24FPS

Everybody complaining in the 1D Mark IV comment thread that there won't be any more video firmware updates for the 5D Mark II is kinda wrong: Canon is enabling the 24fps and 25fps 1080p video recording that's found on the 7D and 1D Mark IV, bringing it about up to par. Update's due sometime next year, though no… » 10/20/09 9:52am 10/20/09 9:52am

Gizmodo's Mission Critical E3 Gear

Essential to our E3 coverage: Canon's 5D Mark II's made our liveblog shots effortless and awesome in any light , Sprint's 3G network was our crucial lifeline in the bowels of convention centers, and UCC Black powered us. » 6/04/09 11:30pm 6/04/09 11:30pm

Canon 5D Mark II Firmware Update Available Now

In case you're one of the lucky ones toting a Canon 5D Mark II around, know that the 1.1.0 firmware update is available, which enables manual exposure control for video mode. [Canon] » 6/01/09 10:50pm 6/01/09 10:50pm

Canon 5D Mark II Update Gives You Manual Exposure Control While…

Canon said today that it would give a free firmware update to users of the hallowed EOS 5D Mark II camera, allowing them to shoot in full HD using manual exposure controls including ISO, aperture and shutter speed. » 5/26/09 9:41pm 5/26/09 9:41pm