Recently I traded in my old 5D for a new 5D Mark II. Armed with my new girlfriend (the camera), I hit Tokyo to shoot some test shots. Here are the uploaded high-definition videos.

Overall, I’m impressed with how amazing the quality is. Just a few years back, I would have to shoot on 16mm film just to be able to achieve a similar look, with a that depth of field.

However, one has to take note of possible compression artifacts that might appear for complicated scenes that has too much information for the H.264 compressor to handle.

I’ve also uploaded these footages to MotionElements for sale. It’s a marketplace for fellow 5D video/photographers to make some money with their stock footage.

Finally, here is the video (note: heavily compressed by YouTube):

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