My preferred source for photo-talk is Dave Beckerman's blog, he is an excellent blogger and I read him daily. So did I today and when reading one of the comments on a recent post, I found a link that ultimately reminded me that the still image/video merge is serious.
With 'serious' I mean quality. One of Canon's upcoming digital SLRs seems to be having outstanding video capabilities. What the heck!? It's an SLR!
If you click the link below you will see a little movie that was made by Vincent Laforet with a pre-production Canon EOS 5D II. Nothing in this video has been post-processed.
He also shows still images taken with the camera during production. If you have a close look at the un-processed ISO-1600 and ISO-3200 images, one can see that the 21 mega pixel sensor hardly produces any noise. I don't like tech-talk too much, but this is big.
Link to the video named "Reverie".
Link to the still images.