On-Par productions director Toby Cameron uses his DSLR to shoot commercials for companies like Fujitsu, The Guardian and Carlsberg. Although DSLRs serve him with quality HD video, Cameron explains they let him down on the sound front.
"Recording decent sound straight on to the camera is very difficult. If I had a pound for every time I saw a really well shot DSLR film, but the sound was terrible I'd be a lot better off," Cameron told TechRadar.
"We use a separate recorder and then sync up the footage afterwards. We use software called PluralEyes that syncs it up by using sound waves. It doesn't always work though."
Although DSLR video capabilities seem to have caught up with its videorecording counterparts, Cameron believes video cameras are due for a wave of innovation thanks to driving demand of HD TV content.
"TV is moving towards more HD content that has to be shot with a camera that captures at 50mb/s and Canon SLRs capture at about 35mb/s. Some super geeks have hacked the Panasonic GH2 camera and have got it capturing at 70mb/s, but you wouldn't see a broadcaster using a hacked camera.
"The next wave of cameras that has just come out mix the best features of DSLR's and video camera like the Panasonic AF101, Sony F3 and now the Canon c300 (which captures at 50mb/s)."