Gear Talk Video Podcast Episode 1: The Death Of The DSLR

I recently started a video podcast co-hosted by David Thies – a friend of mine and an excellent television director/DP in his own right. Dave and I have created some content together in the past, but decided to start a video podcast to capture some of our gear/industry related discussions for all of you to listen in on.

As we continue to shoot these podcasts, we’ll also be bringing in weekly guests who will be speaking about upcoming product releases, techniques, real world gear reviews and much more. We already have several guests lined up including award winning filmmakers, camera manufacturer executives, and other industry pros.

For our first episode we decided to focus on “The Death Of The DSLR”. We wanted to tackle the question of whether or not the DSLR revolution is officially dead, and if so what is coming next.

As we move forward with future podcasts you can expect to see some changes to our set and overall production value. We really wanted to get this first episode out the door quickly for you guys, so we used available cameras/lighting to capture our chat. That said, you can expect to see some upgrades across the board as B & H will be supplying us with some of our gear for future episodes, and we will continue to refine our process as we move ahead.

Check out the full 25 minute video podcast below!

As I mentioned in the podcast, we would love to hear any ideas for future episodes. Let us know if there’s a topic that you want covered and we’ll do our best to cover it as things move forward.

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Noam Kroll is an award-winning Los Angeles based filmmaker, and the founder of the boutique production house, Creative Rebellion. His work can be seen at international film festivals, on network television, and in various publications across the globe. Follow Noam on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for more content like this!


  • Calis

    Hi Noam thanks for the episode. I think what the dslr revolution did, which is being continued on with mirrorless, was it gave a great image and functionality to people at a small price point. Personally Im moving away from dslr/mirrorless to a pro cam simply for the things stated in the ep such as xlr’s, nd, ergonomics, and the cost of actually building it out to be functional for how I shoot. I’ll use mirrorless as a b cam or small footprint where needed.

    What I think has happened though is that the revolution has cause a hard core price war in the market where now whats good or not seems to be what features you can get at the cheapest price. Im not knocking paying less for technology but I feel its place WAY to much emphasis on gear and less on the craft and with so many options it feels harder and harder to make the right decision. It feels like its about whats going to have the best feature set at the lowest price in the next two months and less about reliable stable platforms that can perform immediately out of the box without needing three firmware updates just to do it. 🙂

    • Hey Calis,

      Thanks for the note. You bring up some really good points, especially with regards to cost. For me, it’s all about value. I’ll gladly pay twice as much for a camera that will last me twice as long and make my life easier on set, or in some cases even help to land jobs. Price to quality ratio is an important consideration, but as you’ve pointed out not the only factor at play.

  • Ed

    Great discussion on pros and cons of the mirrorless camera. Very helpful. Thank you!

  • Steve M.

    Would love to see this as an audio podcast download on itunes. In the near future, perhaps?

    Thank you!

    • I’ll work on that Steve! Thanks for the suggestion.

  • lior

    Great discussion. Personally, I never cared too much for the DSLR cameras


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