Forget hacked iPhones with their crap lenses: to make your reckless driving videos look pretty, grab a video-capable DSLR and stick it out the window.

You’ve already seen what the Red One can do with Megan Fox, and you've probably already seen what Canon’s 5D Mark II camera—which shoots HD video at 1080p—can do in the hands of Vincent Laforet, one of the world’s best photographers. His short video Reverie, shot entirely with the camera, is a sight to behold.

It was also shot with $30,000+ of Canon lenses and ample helicopter time, so it’s probably not going to replace the Flip for shooting impromptu driving videos. On the other hand, the camera itself only costs $2,700—and when you consider that camera development proceeds at a speed the Large Hadron Collider would be proud of, we will probably have 1080p video in an entry-level DSLR camera in a year.


As a preview for the beautiful videos you will be able to shoot while driving, watch this short clip by Apple interface designer Mike Matas, who shot this from his 2005 Audi TT with “one hand on the wheel and the other out the window holding my Canon 5D Mark II.”

He didn’t say what lens or filters he’s put on the 5D but let’s hope it wasn’t one of those multi-thousand-dollar monsters, however delicious the images they capture.

Source: Mike Matas Blog