Adam Wilt, on his ProVideo Coalition blog site, does a good job condensing the discussion of DP Gale Tattersal had with Geoff Boyle of the highly-regarded Cinematography Mailing List about shooting the last of this season’s run of House.
(If you don’t know CML, you’re missing one of the smartest groups to go to for info on about how cameras work in the real world. And it’s free. Don’t be put off by heavy text their interface that looks something like an old-style BBS–there’s plenty of up to date know-how here.)
House’s “Help Me”, the season 6 finale of the hospital drama, was shot with Canon 5D Mk II HDSLRs, making it the first major TV series to use a still camera system throughout. Remarkably, off-the-shelf Canon still lenses were used, which meant extra duty for the focus pullers since the unmodified lenses had none of the mechanical flexibility of standard video or film lenses.
Lots of useful insight here about why the look of the Canon 5D worked so well for this particular show.