This House episode (the last of the season) was filmed entirely using a Canon 5D Mark II.
Canon went with 1080p in their line of DSLR’s. When the director of the top-rated TV show House was looking for a small form-factor camera to shoot in some tight spaces for the show’s season finale, he turned to the Canon 5D Mark II Digital SLR camera.
Director Greg Yaitanes liked the 5D because of its ability to get in to those tiny places with out having to drag around heaps of gear, we were hauling film, hauling bags of lenses…I wanted to keep us as lean as possible.
Filmmaker Philip Bloom reminded listeners in his interview with Greg Yaitanes “It always comes down to the story…The technology is there to help you tell a story, not the other way around.”
If you want to check out some more info and examples Philip Bloom is a blogger of DSLR HD Video