Diergaarde Blijdorp zoo - filmed with 4K camera

I walked around in Diergaarde Blijdorp zoo in Rotterdam with my Canon EOS M50 camera, all ready and set to take 4K videos at any given moment. Animals are really unpredictable and you could miss the perfect shot in a blink of an eye. Editing all the footages that I took was pretty horrible in this hot weather, but I managed to create 4 videos in one day.

The animals at the zoo are organized by the continents that they can be found in and there is also the oceanium, where you can find the sea creatures. I wasn't able to put every animal on film, as I skipped a few (too tired!) and some were not in their living quarters. But I was lucky enough to get some beautiful things on film.

What do I think of the 4K video camera function on the Canon EOS M50 camera?

For starters, I am not an experienced filmer, as I have mainly filmed indoors and often without many unexpected, moving objects. For taking the videos, I used movie auto exposure mode, but it didn't stay focused on the moving animal very well. I could correct this a bit by holding the shutter button and touching the touch screen with my finger on the spot that needs to be focused on. I like how the focusing looks very natural on film and even movements and shaking were corrected very beautifully. Outdoors and in the sun, the details of the videos are really breathtaking. In the dimly lit aquarium, the quality of the videos are expectedly a bit less, but the reflection of the glass is not that visible and the sea creatures that swam close by were captured really well. I did have some issues with standing too close or too far away to take good pictures or videos, but I should look into other lenses for that (currently using the 15-45 mm lens).

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